Supporting YP during COVID-19
There is a lot of information and advice coming out about supporting C&YPs emotional wellbeing during uncertain times, school closures and the lockdown
Information and ideas for young people can be found on the Start Now website (created by young people for young people)
There are videos for schools / young people on our Start Now YouTube channel
If you know of anything you think we could include contact us
Supporting emotional wellbeing for the school community
Help for Young People
Young People Cornwall - www.your-way.org.uk including online chat for young people 09.00am to 09.00pm 7 days a week.
Kooth - Kooth.com counselling and support for YP in Cornwall
(click on image to download the poster)
Operation Encompass - Important update from Operation Encompass including details of a telephone helpline for school staff
National Sites with good resources
Anna Freud - have some very good coronavirus info / resources for schools / parents and carers and young people on their website
Anna Freud - This is a brilliant A-Z of self care ideas for YP
The Mentally Healthy Schools website has some very good coronavirus EHWB resource toolkits to download (which they are adding to weekly)
The Children's Commissioner has produced an excellent guide to Coronavirus for YP
Young Minds youngminds.org.uk lots of advice / support for all.
Young Minds - You may have seen press coverage about the Young Minds Survey of YP re the impact of coronavirus. Read the full report (which has some encouraging messages and highlights what support children and YP would like in these challenging times)
Penhaligon's Friends www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk/ are available to provide support for bereaved children and their families
BF Adventures -are continuing to offer their Holiday Activity Days as normal during the pandemic and offering additional days to support local families / key workers
Useful Information / links for school staff
TIS-UK - COVID-19 briefing paper ideas during school closures
TIS UK are also offering FREE CPD sessions on-line to practitioners. Contact them for more information about how to sign up
Cornwall Educational Psychology Team - have created the EP Resilience Pack - A fabulous resource of great ideas for YP.
Useful links / documents
The CAMHS Network Lots of excellent materials for supporting YP and emotional wellbeing from The CAMHS Network
Resilience through the Pandemic is a guide by Dr Kate Castle This document aims to provide evidence-based, self-help information and tips for getting through the coronavirus pandemic, based on psychology, neuroscience, resilience research and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - more for adults but some strategies could be adapted for use with YP you may be supporting.
I Heart CBT is a brilliant Twitter feed (@IHeartCBT) from a CYP Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner creating and sharing free CBT resources for young people, families and professionals. Really fab resources to download.
gov.uk - Latest guidance from government on emotional health and wellbeing of C&YP during the pandemic