COVID-19 - Advice and Support
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different directions and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
The NSPCC has produced a range of useful resources for parents and carers. To view the website click here.
Mental health support for children and young people
Oxford Health NHS Trust which runs local children’s mental health services, has launched a new Mental Health helpline for children, young people and parents/ carers. To view the website click here.
Details of the Wiltshire phone number are below and more detail is on the link below:
What time is it?
The number to phone:
9am – 11pm, 7 days a week
01865 903777 (9am – 5pm) and 01865 901000 (5pm – 11pm).
If you have concerns from 11pm-9am please call NHS 111
Please also go on the Oxford Health website to access some helpful resources to support children and young people experiencing worries about coronavirus.
For Coronanxiety support & resources click here.
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.
It’s designed to help children reflect on how they feel and to process their experiences with the support and help of their parents and carers – and it does this by offering them advice about a range of subjects: school, family, friends, their body, the internet and the world.
For each of these subjects, children can choose an emotion that matches how they feel about it: happy, angry, sad, confused, frustrated, stressed or worried.
Next, they can choose from a list of topics – for instance, a child who was worried about school might be able to select ‘I haven’t done my homework’ as the cause of their worry. Finally, they’ll see a page of advice about the topic, presented in child-friendly bite-sized chunks they can read then or save for later.
You can more information and download the Ollee app here: https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to support anyone who is struggling to access essential supplies or support during the coronavirus pandemic. The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 0300 003 4576 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A leaflet has been produced which gives examples of support and the related organisations’ contact details for different areas of need; you can access the leaflet here.
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