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

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.

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/

Everyone’s mental health and wellbeing

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

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/

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