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Supporting children’s mental health

At Caslon, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. Now, more than ever, we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. Below is a list of useful resources and advice for parents and families to read and use with children who may be struggling in these challenging times.

Supporting your child during the coronavirus outbreak (Click the links)

Government guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus

Reassuring children and young people who are worried about coronavirus: advice for parents and carers – Anna Freud

Relaxation techniques

Relax like a cat

Relaxation exercises to do with children

CBeebies calming techniques

Anxiety Advice

Primary age – A parent and carer guide for supporting children with anxiety worry about coronavirus.pdf

Anxiety Advice For Parents

The Anxious Child

Help With Worries

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried (Anna Freud)

Managing unexpected endings and transitions (Anna Freud)

Understanding mental health – Child In Mind – Anna Freud Podcasts help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.

Dealing with anxiety – https://tutorful.co.uk/guides/the-expert-guide-to-help-your-child-with-anxiety

Every Mind Matters – https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/now-more-than-ever-every-mind-matters/

Young minds parents’ survival guide – https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – https://www.annafreud.org/parents/

Transition – https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transition-tips-for-parents/

Anorexia – http://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/family-and-friends/parents

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