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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

CAMHS resources

A really helpful website which includes downloadable self-help activities, information guides, videos and more. 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk

 

 

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Supporting your child during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Government guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health during the coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

 

Relax Kids

Our friends at Relax Kids have create a Calm Pack to help give reassurance and a feeling of calm and safety to help children and their families manage changes and navigate these uncertain times.  It is designed to help rest and relax jangled nervous systems with a calming meditation set of relaxation exercise cards, affirmation cards and some activities.

https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack   

 

 

'Many ways to share a hug' - Social Story

https://www.childhood.org.au/app/uploads/2020/04/hug_HR.pdf 

 

Ten tips for talking to your child

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/#ten-tips-from-our-parents-helpline 

 

How to tell children and young people that someone is seriously ill

https://www.winstonswish.org/telling-children-young-people-serious-illness 

 

A lovely, printable 14 day mindfulness activity challenge

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-home-challenge.pdf 

 

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/po5rmhnau24vcg4/2020%20Covid-19%20time%20capsule%20sheets.pdf?dl=0 

A great printable resource for children

 

A coronavirus story

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-story-for-children-1.pdf 

 

Dr Chris and Dr Xand are here to tell you why the coronavirus might not be as scary as it sounds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366 

 

Action for Happiness - Coping Calendar

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars 

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Kent Community Health Coronavirus Support 

To support you and your families during this unprecedented time, Kent Community Health have put together a a bank of resources and ideas. 

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/one-you-kent/looking-after-your-health-and-wellbeing/

Calming Activities, Mindfulness, Breathing, Yoga Videos and More...

Childline Calm-Zone

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone

 

An activity for grounding and calming

https://kristinamarcelli.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/hold-a-sense-of-inner-peace-with-you-wherever-you-go/

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Just Breathe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVA2N6tX2cg

A video aimed at children to help them feel calmer

 

150 Sensory Learning Ideas

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas

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Apps for Wellbeing and Mental Health

A list of apps complied by the NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

 

Stop, Breathe and Think App 

https://www.stopbreathethink.com

Check in with how you're feeling and try short activities tuned to your emotions

 

Smiling Mind App

https://www.smilingmind.com.au

A great app with age specific mindfulness resources, including a new resource, 'Thrive Inside'. 

Thrive Inside is a special program to help you stay psychologically healthy while you're spending extended periods of time at home. 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness App  

https://www.cosmickids.com

This app often has a two week trial available

Helpful Articles

The discomfort you're feeling is grief

https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

Foodbanks

  • Nourish (South Tonbridge)

Contact Dawn or the office (say you are from the hub)

Tel: 01892 548892
https://www.nourishcommunityfoodbank.org.uk/link-to-us/

 

 

Telephone Helplines

 

Citizens Advice North and West Kent 

Providing advice on issues such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, immigration and asylum, employment, consumer complaints and landlord-tenant disputes.

Due to increased demand for this service Citizens Advice advice people to use the website first. 

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/north-west-kent/

Call - 03444 111 444

 

Kent Together Helpline

A new 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks, you can contact the Kent Together helpline at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether   or by calling on 03000 41 92 92.

 

Tonbridge and Malling Community Hub

A national scheme has been launched to provide food and other essentials to those most at risk from coronavirus. If you are in this category of 'shielded' households, you may have received a letter from the NHS telling you that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable or been contacted by your GP or hospital clinician. If this has not happened, contact your GP or clinician after you register with this service (tel: 0800 0288327).

 

Kent Support and Assistance Scheme for those in crisis 

Our Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS) may be able to help you if you are having serious difficulties managing your income due to a crisis or if you are facing exceptional pressures because of an emergency.

The support can be accessed via https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support/benefits/home-essentials-in-a-crisis

 

Samaritans - Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

If you need to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help- they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a freephone number that can even be called from a mobile that has no credit. Your call will not appear on the phone bill.

 

Childline - Call 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

 

NSPCC Helpline - Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

 

CALM Helpline - Call 0800 58 58 58

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Confidential support for men, 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, free

 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - Call 0808 2000 247

Free, confidential, 24 hour helpline

https://www.starsdorset.org

 

Women's Aid - Live Chat https://chat.womensaid.org.uk

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors

Information and support for women  experiencing domestic violence

Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Service

Victim Support – county wide 
0808 16 89 111 
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/supportline

 

Look Ahead Care & Support – Service provider West Kent (Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling):
https://www.lookahead.org.uk/

 

Clarion Housing Association – Service provider for North, West and South Kent (Dartford, Gravesham, Swale and Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone & Hythe)

Dartford, Gravesham and Swale: 07793 880486
Maidstone: 07739 823395
Ashford and Canterbury: 07773 179082
Folkestone & Hythe: 07739 823395 


Clarion Housing Association – Refuge service provider for Medway
Contact: 07889 079242 

centrakent@centragroup.org.uk

 

To access 24 hr support please contact the National Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse helpline on: 0800 2000247

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