Support For Parents & Carers Through Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Raise Resilience London Parents Helping Children Thrive Is More Important Than Ever
Raise Resilience Programme for Parents
Bounce Forward also have a Raise Resilience programme for parents. This programme helps parents support themselves and their children to build resilience within the home. Raise Resilience starts with personal resilience, helping parents learn how to look after themselves, building self-awareness about what might be getting in the way, and helping them notice what is going well and their strengths as a parent. Following each session parents are provided with downloadable materials to use at home with their children and help them structure the way they build resilience.
The programme is delivered as six 1-hour online sessions, below is an overview;
- Session 1: Introduction to resilient parenting
- Session 2: Optimism during uncertainty
- Session 3: Developing the mental muscle
- Session 4: Compassionate communication
- Session 5: Mindsets and Energy
- Session 6: Parenting to strengths
Since the start of the pandemic over 2000 parents have been reached with this programme. It has had a real significant impact and amazing feedback around how much it has helped parents in such a difficult time and certainly a time where it’s been needed more than ever.
Totally free for parents in London to register, on a first come first served basis. They have up 250 spaces on each course available. For further information please see the attached flyer.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Trauma Awareness Training
Ways to help children who are struggling, through lockdown
London Borough Barking & Dagenham Self Isolation Guide for Parents
Public Health England: Letter to parents and guardians
Public Health England: 'What to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms, June 2020
Let's Talk Parenting!
Let's Talk Parenting!
Youngminds Survey: impact of COVID-19 on children and young people's mental health: Results of survey with parents and carers
ROCK POOL - Hope . Resilience. Recovery. Factsheets designed to offer some support strategies, whatever your situation and based on what we know about people's responses to traumatic events and what can help:
SOLACE: For safe lives and strong futures
LBBD information for parents and carers regarding self isolation
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
COVID -19 guidance: Supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak
Hans and the Gruffalo: Free digital COVID-19 educational resources for children aged 2-9 years. Through illustrated books, and new and existing cartoon characters, this campaign and its innovative educational materials aim to engage children in pubic health at this vital time, as well as provide reassurance and support for their wellbeing.
Free MindUp Resources: In light of school closures, MindUP have created some free resources for children and parents/carers that can be accessed from any device and/or printed. You can also find the Free MindUP Resources page on their website (https://mindup.org.uk) from the MindUP drop-down menu.
Now More Than Ever, Every Mind Matters: Public Health England have launched a new campaign to support people to manage their mental wellbeing during this difficult time, using Every Mind Matters self-care resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC): An online hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the coronavirus outbreak. Content includes: information on keeping children safe from abuse; tips and advice to help parents working from home; and ways to talk to a child who is anxious or worried about coronavirus.
Coronavirus: tips to coping during lockdown (Childline): Advice for Children and Young People
Support for kids with ADHD during the Coronavirus Crisis: Families everywhere are struggling to care for (and homeschool) children cut off from their normal routines and activities during the coronavirus crisis. Kids with ADHD may need extra structure and support to manage attention and behaviour challenges and keep on track with learning in this challenging situation. This article from Child Mind Institute provides suggestions from ADHD experts for helping kids with ADHD weather this storm.
Childhood Bereavement Network: Resources and support run by the National Children’s Bureau
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence: Overview of support available (See document below)
Keeping Children and Young People active: Ideas and resources form London Sport
Weekly challenges for schools, families, carers and children to use to encourage 15 minutes of jogging or running outside:#DailyMileAtHome
PSHE and Safety
Online Safety At Home: Home activity packs from ThinkUKnow
Digital 5 a day guide: A useful framework to help children get the most from their time online and balance digital activity with overall wellbeing from the Children’s Commissioner
Digital Safety and Wellbeing Kit: A kit for parents and a safety guide for children from the Children’s Commissioner