Resources and Advice for Families
We are all now having to navigate through an unusual and unprecedented situation. We are aware that some young people and their families will be finding it extremely difficult to cope with the current situation. Please find below some useful contact details and resources for families to access.
- Kooth is available to support young people aged 11-18 across East Riding. The Kooth website is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, giving young people access to articles, discussion boards, peer to peer support and self-help activities alongside having the opportunity to contribute by sharing personal experiences within the community. The Kooth service also enables young people to speak with online counsellors or emotional wellbeing practitioners via a text-based chat between 12 noon and 10pm, Monday-Friday and between 6pm and 10pm on Saturday and Sunday (click here)
- Questioning Identity and Sexuality – For support with sexuality and gender identify, please contact the school’s Pastoral Team, alternatively (click here) & (Click here)
- The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) oversees and co-ordinates all of the work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe (click here)
- Hints and tips from Liverpool CAMHS (click here)
- National Autistic Society: guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff (click here)
- Mencap: an easy-to-read guide to Coronavirus (click here)
- Place2Be: a guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing (click here)
- Young Minds: advice on talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing (click here)
- Carers UK: guidance for carers (click here)
- Covibook: an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic (click here)
- Amaze: information pack for parents (click here)
- Public Health England have produced an easy-to-read version of their advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.
Please find below a number of resources that have been share within the DFE and from our regional sites
- BPS guidance (click here)
- BACP guidance around managing anxiety (click here)
- Anna Freud links: Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption . There are also three videos (one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people) which may be useful.