Mental Health and Wellbeing Aspects of COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.
During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.
Please see this link to government guidance for further advice
If you have a safeguarding concern, please email:
This is also true if you feel that your son/daughter is struggling mentally in dealing with the events outside of school, they will not be alone in this either, since it is a struggle for us all. This link provides a list of agencies that can provide excellent mental health support.
Supporting your child during the Coronavirus pandemic, from Young Minds. Click here
Supporting young people’s mental health during periods of disruption, from The Anna Freud Centre. Click here
The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines. Supporting home learning routines: Planning the day
KOOTH.COM - ONLINE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing
and resilience of your students.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth
provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support
designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a
qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm
to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access
regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young
people can message our team and get support by the next day.
When young people register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and
in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and
discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can
find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service
Please see the Kooth Poster below for more information