Support for preparing your child’s return to school
This 12 minute video created by staff at Bromley Wellbeing Service is for parents and carers to support their children when returning to school after covid19. It is mostly aimed at primary school children but younger secondary school children might also benefit.
Harry The Hound Returns To School
Harry The Hound’s school has been closed due to the coronavirus. He is missing his friends and the thought of returning to school is filling him with anxiety that he does not know how to deal with. Part picture book and part workbook, Harry The Hound Returns To School is aimed at 6-11 year olds. The worksheets can be used for young people of all ages who may be nervous about returning to school.
The book is written by Neil Davies (@neiljarvis10) & Wendy Steer, and has been designed by Kyle Davies (@gordondon).
The book is free to download as a colourful PDF but we would appreciate a donation to the Swansea Bay University LHB Charitable Fund during these unprecedented times – https://www.justgiving.com/abmulhb
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have created some very helpful advice for young people, parents and carers and schools in relation to the virus and mental wellbeing.
The Anna Freud have developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Their aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. They believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.
The Government have put together an extensive range of online education resources for children and young people, including a section on Welbeing.
0203 228 5980
Open to all children and young people across in South London – whether known to CAMHS services or new is operating 5pm – 11pm weekdays and 9am-11pm weekends and Bank Holidays from Monday 11th May
If Children and Young People or their families/carers are concerned about their deteriorating mental health and would benefit from crisis support, advice and counselling they can call 0203 228 5980 during these hours.
The CAMHS Crisis Line’s key interventions are:
- Immediate crisis counselling support to children and young people in significant distress, offering a friendly and supportive voice during this time
- Risk assessment to ensure any advice or guidance given is appropriate and robust
- Help the child or young person engage in any safety plan they have formulated with their community teams
- Advice to parents and carers in relation to their child or young person, including reminding them of any plans put in place by CAMHS teams
- Support and advice for mental health professionals regarding children and young people they have been called to attend/support out-of-hours
Talking About Coronavirus with your child
General advice on talking to children about the Coronavirus: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
Explaining the Coronavirus to younger children: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Social story for children with social communication difficulties: https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story
News website for 6-12 year olds to read and watch videos about the Coronavirus: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Positive Parenting during uncertain times https://www.triplep-parenting.uk.net/uk-en/special-editions/positive-parenting-during-covid-19-uk/
Parenting teens during covid-19 covid-19-guide-teen-a4-uk-en
Bromley Children Project-Parenting Hotline in response to Covid-19
0208 461 7259
Bromley Children Project, recognise that the current Government guidelines on Covid 19 are not helpful to families; children, whether small or large, will find it difficult to be indoors every day and, as a result, children’s behaviour may be more challenging and parents are likely to feel more stressed.
If you have a parenting issue you would like to get some advice on, or even just reassurance that what you are doing is appropriate, please ring the Hotline number which is 0208 461 7259. You will be asked some basic details and then someone will call you back for a chat.
If your call is not answered straight away, please leave a message, with contact details, and one of the team will call you back.
If you use social media they have a very helpful Facebook page you can access for lots more information.