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St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Support for families during the Coronavirus

Protocols if there is a report of a positive test result in our community

Essential visitors on site protocols

SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

 

Public Health England has published new advice to support mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. PHE has also updated the Every Mind Matters platform with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19#additional-advice-for-groups-with-specific-mental-health-needs

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Action for HappinessAction for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, with an aim of reducing mental ill health.  Explore the “Ten Keys to Happier Living” as strategies for promoting wellbeing.

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/10-keys-to-happier-living

Five Ways to Well-being – Developed by the New Economics Foundation to promote well-being

  1. Connect
  2. Be Active
  3. Take Notice
  4. Keep Learning
  5. Give

There are a number of websites that explore how these  concepts can be lived out to foster greater well-being.

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

Gov.uk - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/five-ways-to-mental-wellbeing

The British Psychological SocietyA resource paper on Coronavirus and UK school closures: General support and advice for schools and parents/carers, including a section on mental health and well-being.

https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/Coronavirus%20and%20UK%20schools%20closures%20-%20support%20and%20advice.pdf

NHS Every Mind Matters – NHS site with advice on how to look after your mental health and well-being, especially in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

NHS Every Mind Matters Your Mind Plan – A n online Mind Plan Quiz that provides tailored advice that responds to your answers - https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=MentalHealthGeneric&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZr3W2CwDv6yBQPTNttiwJMhdPCRsy-JsIcA0iy_mNXfxz98CU7KEzUaAgqCEALw_wcB

Mind – Tips on mental health and wellbeing in relation to the coronavirus

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Mental Health at Work – A useful portal signposting resources to assist in mental health and wellbeing – including when working from home.

https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/coronavirus-and-isolation-supporting-yourself-and-your-colleagues/

BBC News - Professor of Public Health Linda Bauld offers advice for those struggling with their mental health during coronavirus social distancing and self-isolation

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-51955595/coronavirus-mental-health-advice-for-self-isolation

 

Mental Health UK - Advice from Mental Health UK on looking after your mental health and Well-being in relation to  the Coronavirus

https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/

Young Minds – Advice for young people on well-being whilst self-isolating

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/

NHS Advice “Worried about your teenager?” -   Advice for parents on mental health issues affecting young people.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/worried-about-your-teenager/

Advice from Carmelites for this time of Confinement.

Ten practical suggestions from an enclosed religious order on how to get through these days at home.

 https://carmelitasdescalzascadiz.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/10-consejos-de-una-monja-de-clausura-para-vivir-los-dias-de-confinamiento-y-no-morir-en-el-intento/?fbclid=IwAR0ch4ILGaqYZdPSaUq5RxQgCj0dHvDVcCMxabPGdbuV7b1e5Nlr8k5ikvg

Emerging Minds – Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety about COVID-19

(Resources for children, young people, parents/carers and education professionals)

https://emergingminds.org.uk/recommended-resources-supporting-children-and-young-people-with-worries-and-anxiety-links/

The Ministry of Parenting – support and resources for parents, and training materials for practitioners

http://www.theministryofparenting.com/articles-relating-to-cornavirus-2/

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