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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Mind Up The Social Emotional Learning Programme
Supporting children and yourself during self-isolation
Knowing your mental Health
Free online counselling support for Children and Adults
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.
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 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.
Covibook- a resource designed to support and reassure children age 7 and under
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