WELLBEING

Dear Families,

We hope that you are feeling healthy, happy and safe. Staff at St. Andrew’s have been gathering together different ideas and website links that we think you may find useful. We hope that this will help you and your families/friends in maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing.

 

Coronavirus – related links and information

 

For Parents/Staff

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.catalystpsychology.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIp7RcO9nEc&t=9s    (Talking to children re coronavirus)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvNCdpHUYM&feature=youtu.be  (Coping with the situation)

One Education’s Psychology Team Helpline for parents:

0161 276 0115 Monday – Friday 9am to 12pm

Manchester Community Response 0800 234 6123

 

For Children

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

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/       (assorted books/videos/activities)

 

For Children and Adults with Additional Needs

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/helpful-resources.aspx

 

Food and Financial Help

https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/100003/people_and_communities/7941/manchester_community_response

https://burnage.foodbank.org.uk/

 

Activities to help us to stay positive

There are a lot of activities we can do to help our mental health and wellbeing, and to keep busy and have fun. These include: colouring, music, yoga, keeping fit and lots more. Here are some ideas for you:

Mindfulness activities

https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3au4tQ44f35TiR-te1o6GlxTY9gfjXef

 

Musical activities

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/

https://www.singup.org/home-schooling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces

 

Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE

 

Fitness

https://www.gonoodle.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ         (Joe Wicks daily workouts)

 

Audio stories

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Gallery and Museum Access

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

 

Cooking/Baking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P4F-G3FZp8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/cooking-and-baking-with-toddlers