During this difficult time, we understand that many children & parents/carers may struggle with their emotional health and wellbeing. As a school we are passionate about nurturing our pupils and parents/carers to support them. Hopefully you will find the links below helpful, however if you feel that you need a more personalised support plan, please email the school admin account – firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you with additional support.
Below are a range of links which have been created by CAHMS to support children and parents/carers.
I am pleased to inform you that Bounce Forward Raising Resilience – Free Parents Online Course has now been set up for ALL PARENTS in Oldham. See attached flyer
There are three different courses with the first starting on Monday 20th April. You can book on the course directly with Bounce Forward
The aim of the course is to ease some of the strain caused by families staying home. The sessions will provide tools and resources for parents and children to build resilience and use the current situation as a learning opportunity that will help right now and into the future. The sessions will be useful for all parents who want to learn resilience skills. The downloadable worksheets are designed for children aged nine and above.
Bounce Forward Raising Resilience
Keep Calm Kit
These are challenging times. With everyone being instructed to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, this can be a particularly stressful time for young children, their parents and carers. With that in mind, we want to help make your time at home as creative, rewarding and stress-free as possible.
Healthy Lifestyle Support
Below are some fantastic resources and tips to support maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle during these uncertain times.
Supporting Challenging Behaviour
During this difficult time, we understand that some children are struggling to manage their feeling and emotions, which can result in challenging behaviour.
A Positive Mindset
A Positive Mindset booklet for children to complete has just been added to the Projects/Resources page. A great resource to help children focus on the positive. Feel free to download and complete.
Below are a range of Social Stories which may support children in understanding Coronavirus.
“This word is the reason that you’re not going to school. It is the reason you can’t go outside very often or visit your friends … But what is it and why is everyone talking about it?”
“The word is coronavirus.”
Please click the link below to read a short Social Story to share with your children to help them understand what’s happening with the Coronavirus and why we’re all doing some pretty unusual things at the moment!
Iain S Thomas has also made this excellent story free for everyone to read. It explains what’s going on and also has some excellent ideas for everyone to try. Please click on the link below to read the story.
Find a larger copy of the Coping Calendar Coping Calendar. It’s full of practical ideas to deal with the anxiety brought on by isolation.
Below are some Mindfulness website links. Hopefully, you can use these to help your children and loved ones a little more calm and relaxed.
Big Life Kids Mindfulness – https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/pages/podcast
Headspace – https://www.headspace.com/covid-19