These are very unusual times, and circumstances can lead to increased levels of anxiety. This page contains links and ideas to help you and yours to maintain a sense of wellbeing.

Advice from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

For Young People

I’m a young person who is worried about the coronavirus – what advice can you give me? – from Anna Freud

ThinkNinja describes itself as ‘Empowering children and young people to build their resilience, manage their emotional health and to fulfil their potential’. They have apps available on the App store and Google Play. Their website is at https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1

Some videos from ThinkNinja:

Some Self isolating tips from Stem4

Help for anyone affected by their parent’s drinking

School Nurse – NHS and Norhumberland County Council run a service called Chat Health which lets you text your school nurse, in confidence, for advice and support. The service deals with all kinds of issues including, mental health, bullying, self-harm, alcohol and drugs, relationships, healthy eating and smoking. If you live in Northumberland text 07507 332 258

Additionally you can contact your nearest school nurse team direct to make an appointment at the following numbers: Corbridge Health Centre, Hexham – 01434 636939

And here’s a tongue-in-cheek Corona Contract. Go on – surprise someone!

For Parents, Carers and Teachers

A checklist to help you support home learning routines – Planning the day

Advice for families from Anna Freud

Advice for parents from Anna Freud

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic GOV.UK

A Stem4 document Tips for Parents

Northumberland County Council Educational Psychology Advice for Schools and Parents

Covid Anxiety – Supporting Young People from Islington Community CAMHS

The International School Counselling Association Resources for Managing Feelings, Fears and Worries

The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time.

Northumberland County Council Guidance and Suggested Activities for secondary teachers to use during uncertain times