Mrs Solkin recommends 'The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery’ - a therapeutic story to help primary aged children explore feelings about returning to school.
If you prefer, it can also be read and downloaded from the PDF version below.
Click on the image for an excellent NHS resource for parents/carers.
It addresses information on coronavirus worries, how to sleep better, looking after children and young people, working from home, mental wellbeing while staying at home and what to do if you feel lonely.
This site has a number of articles for parents and carers to help children who may be anxious during the coronavirus pandemic. Click the green button or image.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Their monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. Download them below.
Liverpool CAMHS aim to promote the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers. Click on the logo above to access a range of useful websites and apps, and to find out more. As part of the Liverpool Whole School Approach to Mental Health, LIverpool CAMHS have put together a collection of resources that will help you to support children and young people during social distancing. They have only provided links to sources they think are appropriate and suitable, but we do recommend parents/carers check any resource is suitable for their child before leaving them alone with it. The school have not checked the links. Click the green button.
Feelings come in all shapes and sizes.
When you help children express and understand their emotions, you’re helping them to overcome challenges, understand others, and communicate. In simple everyday ways, you can give them important tools that will help them handle big feelings, little ones, and every feeling in between.
The Bully Busters website has advice for parents as well as children. There is help about what bullying is and what it isn't; how to spot it and what action to take. There is also a helpline 0800 169 6928.
Written by a primary school teacher, Mr Forde, Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.
Click on the image.
There is an option to donate to NHS Charities Together.
Youth Connect 5 is a free 5-week course for parents/carers of children and young people which aims to improve understanding of mental well-being. We look at how our behaviour is linked to how we feel and how to build resilience and communication within the family.
The next course will be run online, via Zoom (link emailed after booking).
Tuesdays 10am – 12pm (drop-in sessions between 12pm & 1pm).
Click on the image above for more details.
This is a very good picture book that explains that we all worry about different things, including the pandemic. Especially for the younger members of our Great Crosby family.
Try doing the suggested daily activity.
Download the current and previous Action for Happiness calendars
Action for Happiness Joyful June_2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Meaningful May_2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Active April_2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Mindful March_2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Friendly February 2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Happier January_2021 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Do Good December_2020 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness New Ways November 2020 (pdf)Download
Coping Calendar (pdf)Download
Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week, from 1-5 February, the Liverpool Whole School Approach CAMHS Partnership and The Liverpool Learning Partnership will be hosting a series of live-streamed events. Click the image to watch an introductory video.
The free events are aimed at children, families and school staff.
Mixed Mondays – looking at the different feelings and emotions that we experience
Talk Tuesdays – thinking about words to express feelings and build resilience
What number Wednesday? Looking at expressing how we feel on a scale of 1-10
Tame it Thursday – thinking about how feels make us behave and how we can tame big feelings
Feel good Friday – thinking about the things that make us feel good.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health.
Click the button for free resources.
Mentally Healthy Schools - The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, has produced a toolkit of resources for children, parents and carers to have mental health conversations, helping children to express their feelings.