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Hi everyone, 

Lockdown is such a difficult time. We are here to help and support you in any way we can. 

During these uncertain times everyone will be dealing with the changes in different ways. 
If any children or families are in need of :

 

  • Support
  • Advice
  • Someone to listen 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone 01524 410799 and choose option 2 for the Learning Mentor or via email dwinder@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk 
 

See below for local support information, resources and links which may be of some help to you.

 

Stay safe and take care

 

Mrs Winder :-)

 

Helpful information, website links and resources

for children and families.

 

Transition back to school after COVID

 

Helping my child return to school after coronavirus

 

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown/tips-parents-carers-return-to-school 

 

 

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North Lancashire Directions Group
Parent Carer Network 

https://www.northlancsdirectionsgroup.com/homelearning

 

Home Learning Web page
Information on how to access some of the apps children are learning on, parent 
carer support information and some links to the other websites and platforms that 
have added home learning on like BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy, Twinkl etc. 
 
Social Story for home learning 
The fabulous Reachout ASC team have also produced a social story for home 
learning which can also be found via the above link.

 

Good Mental Wellbeing-

The Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young MindsThe MixPlace2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

 

ELSA Support -

The fabulous people at ELSA support have a huge amount of brilliant resources available to download and print. Lots of great stuff like mood trackers, wellbeing, calm strategies, challenges and bereavement support

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk 

Click on free resources tab.

 

Colouring-

Research suggests that mindful colouring, as with meditation and art therapy, can provide numerous benefits for all ages. Along with providing a much-needed break and the chance to relax and refocus, it can: Help lift your mood, decrease anxiety and stress.

Below are some mindfulness colouring sheets, which both adults and children can enjoy.

 

 

Lancaster District Community Hub

Anna Freud Centre -  

At this time of uncertainty, disrupted routine and restricted freedom, it’s understandable to be feeling anxious. This toolkit includes resources for school staff, parents and carers and children to help manage anxiety and improve wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis. You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2025/coronavirus-anxiety-toolkit.pdf

The Anna Freud Centre is continuing to develop resources to help schools and mental health professionals around Covid.  Some of the best sources right now for the Anna Freud Centre are on social media and can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/AFNCCF/

https://twitter.com/AFNCCF?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.instagram.com/afnccf/?hl=en

A wonderful resource for Parents and Carers. A series of videos with tried and tested tips to help families who are feeling under pressure. 
Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

 

https://maudsleycharity.org/familiesunderpressure/ – 

 

Childhood Bereavement Network.

 Some really useful advice and resources to download to support children who have people close to them who are seriously ill or died.

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/covid-19.aspx

 

Lancashire Mind

https://www.lancashiremind.org.uk/pages/154-support-for-children-young-people

Resources, Support and Information for Families.

 

Childline: Calm Zone

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Childline have created a 'Toolbox' section of their website, where children can try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

 

Click on the link to access the site: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

 

On line safety pack.- Help and advice for families in a digital world .

Also Includes tips and advice about surviving family life during lockdown.
https://parentinfo.org/

 

Home activity packs for all school ages

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/


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