Covid-19: Looking after a child or young person’s mental health
Please contact the school pastoral team if you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing. 01298 23167
There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.
Some children and young people enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation. Some children and young people might face difficulties in being back at school or college, or have worries about getting or passing on the virus. It's also still uncertain what further changes we all may face.
Feelings like these will gradually ease for most, but there are always steps you can take to support them emotionally and help them cope with problems they face.
There's also further support available if you feel you or they need it.
NHS mental health support for parents and carers: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/ NHS mental health self-care for young people: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/youth-mental-health/
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people: https://www.kooth.com/ Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support for adults: https://www.qwell.io/
Safeguarding and child protection
If you are concerned about the well-being of a child, please call our safe-guarding team 01298-23167.
In an emergency, call the police on 101 or 999 or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
The National Police Chief’s Council and The Children’s Society have run this campaign: