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Covid-19 Support

Returning to primary school: what parents need to know

Summer Holiday Back to School Workshops from the Bristol Families in Focus Team

Coronavirus: resources to support the return to school

Return to school: A trauma informed approach

Coronavirus: resources for dealing with the effects of lockdown

Some ideas for coping and wellbeing during the lockdown period

Peer support.

 

During the outbreak it is likely that young people are going to speak to each other if they have a worry or concern before seeking advice from an adult. Here are some guides that you can read and gain advice and support from.

Resources:

-          Childline – Helping a friend

-          Mind – A guide for young people on talking to friends and family about how your feeling

-          Time-to-change – Supporting someone during Covid 19

-          Student Minds – Look after your mate (for  university students, but can be helpful for Post 16).

Services:

-          Childline  https://www.childline.org.uk/

-          Kooth https://www.kooth.com/index.html

-          Off the Record https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/

-          Creative Youth  Network https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/

-          The Mix https://www.themix.org.uk/ (online chat or peer group support)

LEARNING ABOUT ONLINE SAFETY AT HOME

 

It is very important that our families understand how to stay safe online as schools across the country are now closed to most children.

PARENTS AND CARERS HELPSHEETS

If you haven’t already, the first thing to do is read the family helpsheets - there is one for primary and one for secondary.

These contain key online safety advice and links to excellent resources, as well as support services.

During social isolation, the video conferencing platform Zoom has become a very popular way for friends and families to keep in touch. The following helpsheet will enable parents to help their children to safely use zoom. Click here -  Zoom

Support to help keep my child safe online

Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

A message from The Bristol Autism Team

 

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health have published a special podcast for parents of autistic children and young people to help manage issues arising in the current coronavirus crisis. It includes practical tips for managing anxiety, maintaining structure and support, and explaining the situation. It also includes tips on how to keep well as a parent and reliable sources for coronavirus updates. Here is the hyperlink: https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/ 

NHS Guidance about when to call your child's GP, NHS 111, or go to A&E during COVID-19 period

Coronavirus - A book for children

This book has been specially written to support children with their understanding of Coronavirus, and illustrated by family favourite Axel Scheffler.  It is positive and truthful, with clear messages about how to stay safe.

 

Domestic Abuse Awareness During COVID-19 Campaign

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