27th August 2020 – Wellbeing and mental health resources

Resources to help parents and carers support their child’s wellbeing and mental health

Concerns about the levels of anxiety in children and young people and their wellbeing are widespread amongst parents and carers and wider society as a result of this pandemic.
Below are sources of information for parents and carers around supporting their child’s wellbeing and mental health on returning to school/college following lockdown and also more general wellbeing information.
Locally, work is going on to identify and map out all the sources of support including those for SEND specifically along with how they are accessed.   When this information is available we will let you know.

Hertfordshire sources:

Herts SEND Local Offer  – has self-help resources around mental health available here: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/services-for-children-and-young-people/mental-health-and-wellbeing.aspx

YC Herts health and wellbeing info:
https://www.ychertfordshire.org/support-for-young-people/support-with-health-and-emotional-wellbeing/

CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) – https://www.hpftcamhs.nhs.uk/

National Sources

Anna Freud Centre www.annafreud.org has resources for schools and parents on returning to school after Covid.
Parents:  https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-parents-and-carers/
Schools: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2062/coronavirus-toolkit-managing-transitions.pdf

Young Mindshttps://youngminds.org.uk/

Stuff for parents https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Association of child and adolescent mental health
https://www.acamh.org/blog/helping-parents-and-teachers-deal-with-apprehension-and-anxiety-when-returning-to-school/