Learning

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing

One of the most important things we can do…

Please use the links for useful ideas and resources – we will keep adding things…

Important Sources of help and advice

If you are worried about your safety or the safety of someone you know

https://www.refuge.org.uk/
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childrens-social-care/contact-childrens-services
emergency@xavier.cet.org

Follow this link for help around Domestic Abuse

If you are struggling

https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit
https://www.swru.org/covid-19-updates/
https://www.cathchild.org.uk/
Surrey County Council have set up a Community Helpline number0300 200 1008 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
https://www.cpg.church/

The Guildford food banks are still operating but closed to individuals – if you need them you need a referral which the school can make on your behalf. If this affects you PLEASE contact Mr Lewin on mrlewin@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk and we will help.

Mr Lewin has a Hardship Fund to help with supermarket shoppong and other costs. PLEASE do not be embarrassed to email him with a request for help in confidence.  (Thank you to every one who has contributed the Fund, God bless you)

If you are worried about how to keep your child safe online

https://www.internetmatters.org/
https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ 

If you are worried about what to do if you or a family member has coronavirus

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

Talking to your children about coronavirus and worries linked to the pandemic

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf
https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-mental-wellbeing

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-supporting-children-who-may-be-especially-vulnerable/

https://ocdaction.org.uk/articles/covid-19

http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk/covid-anxiety-stress-resources-links/

COVID-19 – resources for parents and carers (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

The college have identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers

The webpage can also be downloaded as a pdf here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/generated-pdf/document/COVID-19—resources-for-parents-and-carers.pdf

Stay at home activities for children and young people
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/stay-home-activities-children-young-people

Everyone’s mental health and wellbeing

https://www.st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk/learning/looking-after-our-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

http://familylinks

https://www.annafreud.org/

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/10-mental-wellbeing-apps-all-family

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/how-to-keep-mentally-healthy-during-uncertain-times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GmQijmUrkk&feature=youtu.be

https://elearning.creativeeducation.co.uk/courses/simple-self-soothe-strategies/

https://elearning.creativeeducation.co.uk/courses/covid19-staying-mentally-well/

8 Worry Busting Tips To Support Childhood Anxiety

For help with parenting advice, Surrey are running free online courses: www.surreycc.gov.uk/learnonline