Below are some useful links for you to click on: –

Money Worries

Get in touch today via:

Let’s Talk Money

Call: 01202 985104 (Monday – Friday / 10am – 4pm)

Email: letstalkmoney@citizensadvicebcp.org.uk

 

Legal Information

Law-on-leaving-your-child-home-alone

 

Helplines:-

Youngminds – Mon-Fri 9:30am till 4:00pm on 08088 025544

SHOUT – text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support www.giveusashout.org

Childline – under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support

 

General:-

It is recognised that children are talking a lot about the Coronavirus and some are quite scared.  Please be aware that children pick up on the news and some have access to social media, so please be mindful of what they are hearing and seeing.  Give them some reassurance and a cuddle as it is such an unknown scenario for them and us.  Below is a social story that is used to help reassure them, please share it with your children if needed.

Coronavirus – Social Story

ELSA Support – Childrens Story

Managing Communication With Children

Dave the Dog and Coronavirus

Please also note that during this time, your children may have greater access to the internet and internet safety is very important.  For further information about keeping your children safe online – Please click here

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Top Tips – Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing

Coronavirus Information for families on the Family Information Directory (FID) 

Helpful information to answer children questions about Coronavirus – Place2Be

An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic – Covibook

Tips for if you’re worried about the coronavirus – Newsround video

How to cope when you can’t go to school because of the coronavirus – Newsround video

Worries about the world – Childline advice page

Calm Zone – Childline (A toolbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games that can help children feel calm in a period of disruption.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind

For general mental health advice – NHS

Resources for adults to support their mental health and wellbeing – www.good-thinking.uk

Bereavement Support – www.cruse.org.uk

Crisis Aid and Suicide – www.samaritans.org.uk

 

Headspace is offering some meditations called ‘Weathering the storm’. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.
This app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies
 
 
This Youtube channel has free yoga and mindfulness videos, designed specifically for children. The colourful videos include yoga themed around popular children’s TV and film and a selection of guided relaxation.
 
The Park Yoga team have started live-streaming their Sunday morning yoga classes. The sessions are suitable for the whole family, you can tune in live at 9.30am on Sundays, or watch sessions from previous weeks.

See it Differently aims to help parents resolve their conflict in healthier ways. Parents can book a secure web chat with a ‘listener’ to talk about their relationships.

Dorset Child and Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS) have lots of videos, help and advice to help you and your child during this time.

Our Educational Psychology Service have put together these tips for supporting you and your family’s wellbeing during coronavirus.

Young Minds has some great resources for supporting young people’s mental health. There’s also an advice page to help those struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus and the impact on mental health and wellbeing.
Dorset Mind Your Head aims to help young people cope with the stresses and strains of life in different ways. Young people can access the resources, tools, support and information they need to build resilience, learn how to deal with difficult emotions and live a mentally healthy life.

Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service that enables young people in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the school nursing team. The sender will be provided with advice and information, or signposted to additional services.

 

Kooth is an online service for young people in Dorset. It offers unlimited access to professional online counsellors and the opportunity to talk to other young people using the moderated forums.
Child Mind Institute is offering telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders. They also have a range of online resources to support families.
  
 
Getting children to complete a daily gratitude journal can help them focus on the people and things they are thankful for. Here’s some great tips to get you started.
This app is free with meditations for parents and children. They focus on relaxation, managing stress, concentration, and sleep, as examples.

Getting children to complete a daily gratitude journal can help them focus on the people and things they are thankful for. Here’s some great tips to get you started. 
Practical advice on supporting your child if they’re anxious or worried about coronavirus, including talking about coronavirus and keeping a structure or routine.

Every Mind Matters can help give you the skills to improve your mental health in a number of key areas including sleep, anxiety, low mood and stress. Answer a few simple questions to get an action plan that’s tailored to your needs.
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There is advice for a range of ages, as well as how to look after your own mental health.

Abuse

Child’s Abuse – www.nspcc.org.uk

Elder Abuse – www.wearhourglass.org

Women’s Shelter – www.refuge.org.uk

Domestic Abuse – www.womensaid.org.uk

Domestic Abuse – www.ncdv.org.uk

Men’s Domestic Abuse – www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Sexual Abuse – www.victimsupport.org.uk