Resources

Covid’19 threw our children’s lives and our lives into turmoil. Everything changed in an overnight and isolation became a way of life.  Things and people that were familiar and a comfort to us all were taken away.

Use the links to find some support for many of the emotions and worries that we all experienced over  lockdown and throughout the last two years.

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

This website is dedicated to supporting children’s mental health, the link will take you to specific guidance on supporting your children through feelings of worry and anxiety around the Coronavirus and this time of change in their lives.

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Websites

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.place2be.org.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Support in Sunderland

https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) on 0191 566 5500

 APPS

For Me is a free app from Childline. It offers counselling, group message boards, and advice.

Clear Fear is a free app to help with managing anxiety.

MindShift is a free app with advice managing anxiety and relaxation methods.

Recharge – Move Well, Sleep Well, Be Well uses a free, personalised 6 week programme to help you improve your mood and energy levels.

SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) has games and tools to help you understand and manage anxiety.

Smiling Mind provides free mindfulness meditations aimed at reducing stress, anxiety and concentration levels.