The coronavirus outbreak has meant that life has changed for all of us for a while. This can have a negative effect on our mental health and may cause people to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored or lonely. There are some simple things you can do to help take care of your mental health.

The resources below are designed to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing:

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

A practical guide aimed at young people cope during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.zumos.co.uk/#join

Online resources aimed at improving young people’s wellbeing and self-confidence. You have to join via entering the code (STUSEC1949WS3). Attached is a guide to using Zumos and its key features.

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Resources aimed at supporting young people plus lots of self-care tips

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have contributed to an updated campaign for the Every Mind Matters NHS toolkit that offers expert advice and practical tips to help everybody look after their mental health and wellbeing.  The site has been updated to provide support and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support in School

If you are concerned and would like to speak to a member of staff please contact the school and a member of staff will get back to you. This might be your child’s personal tutor or a member of the support team. You can also access support through Place2Be, the school’s counselling service.