During these unprecedented times of lockdown due to the novel Coronovirus, it can be difficult to keep yourself busy, and stay positive and relaxed over the lockdown period. Below are links to articles packed full of advice and guidance to help you and your family.
https://parentzone.org.uk/ – This site has a large amount of resources and advice on the ‘digital family life’. Get tips on online safety and keeping kids entertained.
https://www.keep-your-head.com/ – Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adult Mental Health Website! This site has been developed by local NHS, voluntary sector and local authority organisations to provide a central hub of high quality information on mental health and mental health services.
https://www.covid19parenting.com/ – the World Health Organisation has provided various parenting tips in 90 different languages, on topics such as talking about Covid-19, keeping calm and managing stress, behaviour, online safety, family budgeting and more.
Please see this poster for advice for parents regarding what to do if your child is unwell during this period.
The Families Information Service website has a wealth of helpful information for families and parents, in particular the Early Help and Coronavirus pages, where you will also find a parenting newsletter under ‘useful documents’.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust has published a useful parent pack with top tips for lockdown safety.
Children and Young Persons
Helping your children to cope with the covid -19 lockdown is also important. Below are some websites that provide guidance on how you can do this.
https://youngminds.org.uk/ – Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
https://www.kooth.com/ – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp – Growing up and moving into adulthood can be challenging – This can affect how you feel and have an impact on your well-being and mental health. This site brings together good reliable up to date information on mental health and well-being for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.
https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/ – Help explain the virus to young children
https://www.teachpeec.com/curriculum/primary/remote-learning-resources/1-6-week-5/ – The Institute of Positive Education is releasing weekly resources with short activities to do at home to promote wellbeing
Uniquely me – this guide is to help parents build body confidence in young people.
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ – The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. The extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.