Resources to support with Mental Health and Well-being
Barnardos - See, Hear, Respond Partnership
Barnardos has launched a new scheme to help young people affected by the coronavirus crisis. They will quickly identify and support children, young people and families who are struggling to cope with the impacts of coronavirus. Its aim is to provide early intervention before these children reach the threshold for statutory intervention.
Anxiety and Stress
Dr Karen Treisman, MBE, is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who works across the National Health System and children’s services. She has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment. Dr Treisman uses a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. She is the author of eleven books, including the bestselling book, "The therapeutic treasure box", and four sets of therapeutic card decks.
Her website features a wide-range of resources and the section on anxiety and stress is particularly valuable.
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11 funded by BBC Children in Need's A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children's emotional wellbeing. Ollee is created by Parent Zone and can be a useful tool in supporting children.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children.
On My Mind
Mental Health organisation, Anna Freud, have curated a set of resources to 'empower young people to make informed choices about heir mental health and wellbeing'. This area of their website has been co-produced with young people themselves.
The 'On My Mind' section includes a Youth Wellbeing Directory, to help locate local services; 90+ strategies to help when feeling low or anxious, especially when self-isolating; and what to do to help a friend or relative.
Childline has a range of tips to support wellbeing, these can be used for anything not just for school.
Place2Be have put together a series of resources focused on community recovery, to help bring schools back together following recent challenging times. Their bank of resources can be used to support people with mental health and well-being.
As part of our fight for every childhood, we work directly with children and families in our national and regional hubs across the UK and Channel Islands and give support to thousands of adults and young people in need through the NSPCC helpline and Childline.
We work with schools up and down the country through our Speak Out Stay Safe programme, helping children to keep themselves safe.
And our projects such as Together for Childhood help children who’ve experienced abuse, support parents, and work to transform the way communities come together to prevent child cruelty.
Nature and Mental Health
This charity explains the mental health benefits of nature and gives tips and ideas to try. It also provides information on formal ecotherapy programmes, and where to find out more.