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.

 

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 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Contact Telephone number: 0808 808 1677

Email: www.cruse.org.uk

Birmingham Children's Trust - https://www.@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

 

Mindfulness Club

Miss Ampleford is running a mindfulness club 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 etc, 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;

https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf

Further support can also be accessed through:

CHILDLINE- 0800 1111

SHOUT 24/7 - free text service for children- text to 85258

CHILDMIND HTTPS://CHILDMIND.ORG/ARTICLE/HOW-MINDFULNESS-CAN-HELP-DURING-COVID-19/

Provides simple mindfulness activities to do with children

PAUSE - is a drop in mental health and emotional well-being service for under 25s it is currently offering telephone support from 10 am - 6 pm 7 days a week for children and their parents. Contact no: 0207 841 4470 email: askbeam@childrenssociety.org.uk

OUR ROOTS CIC offers free telephone counselling (CBT or talk therapy)

info@ourrootscic.co.uk

Telephone : 0121 439 9045

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