Wellbeing Support Links

We understand that everybody is impacted differently by Coronavirus, but we want to reassure you that it is ok to feel confused, anxious, upset or worried at this unsettling time. In the meantime, please take a look at the following websites where you will be able to access support from various organisations if needed.

  • Government guidance on supporting children and young people's Mental health and wellbeing 

        - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-1...

 

  • BARNARDO’S – Support for children, young people and families in need.

        Contact details: www.barnardos.org.uk, Helpline telephone: 0121-550-5271.

 

  • SHELTER - Housing advise and homelessness. Contact details: www.shelter.org.uk, Telephone helpline number 0300-330-1234

 

  • MIND - Adult support for mental health, benefits and housing. Contact details: Birmingham mind.org.uk, Telephone 0121-262-3555

    • Support for key worker

    • practical advice for staying at home

    • taking care of your mental health support for work, benefits, and housing

    • talking to children about coronavirus

    • how to talk to your anxious child or teen about Coronavirus and much more

 

  • WOMEN’S AID - Provides front line domestic violence and abuse support to women and children in Birmingham and Solihull area. Contact details: https://bswaid.org/

    • Contact telephone number: 0800 800 0028 (freephone helpline)/ 07891 492327 for anyone who would have accessed the drop-in centres.

    • Any women at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic violence and abuse in Birmingham can call the Housing Options HUB. Telephone number: 0800 169 9604

 

  • EDWARDS TRUST - Support for Children and Families facing loss and surviving bereavement across the West Midlands. Contact details: admin@edwardstrust.org.uk Bereavement telephone: 0121-454-1705

 

  • CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE - Support for Children and Families facing loss and surviving bereavement. Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm Contact Telephone number: 0808 808 1677 Email: www.cruse.org.uk

 

 

Mindfulness Club

 

Miss Ampleford is running a mindfulness club in school for different year groups. 

 

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what's happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don't have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

It aims to help you:

  • become more self-aware

  • feel calmer and less stressed

  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings

  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts

  • be kinder towards yourself.

 

Many people find practicing mindfulness helps them manage their day-to-day wellbeing. 

Below are some resources for you to try at home;

 

We also know that lots of children will be over hearing adult conversations, listening to the news, and have access to social media, all of which may leave them feeling confused and frightened. Please have a look at these links with your children to help them understand about Coronavirus, social distancing and self-isolation as they may benefit from a simple explanation;

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Further support can also be accessed through:

 

There may be many parents who can feel overwhelmed when trying to juggle work commitments with family life. For support, advice and information in a crisis please contact one of the following:

- Your GP or out of hours service

- Samaritans on 116 123 free 24hr support

- Police - Call 111 (open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

- SANELINE on 0845 767 8000 (open 4:30 pm – 10:30pm every day)

- CALM helpline 0800 58 58 58 open 5pm – Midnight 365 days a year