Dear Parents and Carers,

We have added six recorded wellbeing sessions from the charity Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/​. These six sessions are about supporting mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time and available for you to watch whenever you like. You just need to click on the links below.

Well-being sessions from Mind:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PmemLfeqz3xQA4CrUB2-NPNgH8BYQa-Y/view?usp=sharing – Mental Health Awareness

03:28 Why should we talk about mental health

13:50 What is mental health

18:23 Stress

27:20 Stigma

35:05 How can I tell that someone is struggling

39:30 Further support

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dc8oQe67xg0ts5isfXdd3qNP_rZjSxjd/view?usp=sharing – Self-care and relaxation strategies

02:50 Five ways to wellbeing

07:30 Fundamentals of our wellbeing

20:05 Mindfulness

34:50 Further support

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u0dmwAMb41lcJolgUPVSoDcoz3Vcgr0Q/view?usp=sharing – Understanding anxiety

02:00 Anxiety statistics

03:30 What is anxiety?

07:17 When does anxiety become a problem?

12:10 What causes anxiety?

14:58 What can help?

16:10 How can I help my child with anxiety?

33:18 Further support

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_sTGVrGzWATuOm2rv0lXabYfUvcE53iz/view?usp=sharing – Transition back to school and anxiety

03:20 Common worries when transitioning back to school

07:00 What is anxiety and fight, flight and freeze response

10:10 Thought cycle

12:05 Coping on a firsts day at school

17:25 What can we do to help?

36:35 The Q&A ZOOM session is an old session therefore for any questions please contact our Infoline on 07435 929882, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ET7LskhKlsm3czbCBG9EPwxc3OfxDA5k/view?usp=sharing – Understanding low mood

01:25 Statistics around low mood and depression

04:48 What’s the difference between low mood and depression

14:56 Causes of low mood

23:17 How can I help my child who experiences low mood?

37:20 Where to get further support

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tRtlJhZew7EEoMXSd2Kt5e099MKYzELu/view?usp=sharing – Understanding your child’s behaviour

01:24 What causes behavioural difficulties

05:48 Providing attention to the desired behaviour

22:43 Decreasing attention to the misbehaviour

26:13 Structure and communication

44:09 Further support with difficult behaviour

Please click here to see Staying healthy information sheet for parents

Keeping children safe during lockdown and beyond – Go to https://www.capt.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=063f132e-7d4d-46cd-b861-d97cc06fd9ad

Advice, help and wellbeing

We understand that this can be a difficult time for families and we are all experiencing pressures that we may not normally have to face. Below are some organisations that are available to provide help and advice on a variety of areas:

  • The Westminster Citizens’ Advice Bureau – Beethoven Community Centre, Third Avenue, London W10 4JL; Mon – 13.30 – 16.00. Tel: 0300 330 1191. https://www.westminstercab.org.uk/
  • The Cardinal Hume Centre, (Pimlico), Medway Street, London SW1P 2BG, Tel: 020 7227 1673  https://www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk/
  • St Vincent’s Family Project (Families only), Methodist Central Hall Storey’s Gate, London, Tel: 020 7654 5352. https://www.svfp.org.uk/
  • Local Support Payments  Tel: 020 7745 6464. https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/advice-and-benefits/local-support-payments (for residents living in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster)
  • Bessborough Family Hub: 1 Bessborough Street SW1V 2JD. Tel:  020 7641 5923 Email cdrakewilkes@westminster.gov.uk. Our opening hours are from 9am to 5pm.
  • Westminster City Council (Westminster Connects programme) have a help line for anyone struggling: A dedicated phone number for Westminster Connects is for individuals who may need help or for people who know of anyone in need of help as a result of COVID-19. Westminster Connects phone number: 020 7641 1222, available from 8am to 10pm seven days a week.

Mental Health and General Wellbeing

The following are links to support parents and children’s overall wellbeing:

Keep calm and make art-Amanda Dudley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qOsvw8Ukb4&feature=youtu.be

Mind Up   The Social Emotional Learning Programme

https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/

Supporting children and yourself during self-isolation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE&feature=youtu.be

 Knowing your mental Health

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/biborough/directory/files/knowing_your_mental_health.pdf

Free online counselling support for Children and Adults

Kooth https://www.kooth.com/

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.  Students can chat online to professionally accredited counsellors.  It provides services for the NHS and is part-funded by the National Lottery.
 
Relate https://www.relate.org.uk/

Support, guidance and counselling services for families and young people, through private online chat rooms and phone calls.  When families are going through a tough time, Relate offers support to help everyone settle.

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.

 Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/

Please click here to see Mind newsletter

Anna Freud

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

 Place2be

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

 Young minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

 Covibook- a resource designed to support and reassure children age 7 and under

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Exercise links:

Dance with Darcey Bussel:  https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

PE with Joe Wicks:  https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

Dance with Strictly’s Oti Mabuse live at 11.30am every morning: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

Mindfulness

Tips:

https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-during-covid-19/

 Bubble breathing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVNC2ERq3do