Supporting Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
We understand and recognise that when children begin to return to school they are going to require much support in this process. We still await guidance from WLC on how this will look for your child/children. However, in the meantime please access the links below to consider ways in which you can support your child in this transition process. This list is not exaustive and will be added to over time.
Children and Young People's Commisioner Website has many resources to suypport your child/children at this time
The document below outlines a step by step guide and calendar to begin to do this.
Use these guides to help you and your child(ren) prepare for the transition back to school as you feel appropriate.
Helping your child to understand COVID-19 and manage anxiety
While it is a worrying time for everyone, we understand that children and young people may be feeling particularly anxious or vulnerable given the current situation.
The following guidance may be useful for parents and carers who wish help to help their children manage anxiety around the pandemic.
- OxfordUniversity advice for parents and carers
- Healthy Minds Guide for Children and Parents North Lanarkshire NHS
- Talking to your children about scary world news
- Children's picture book explaining Corona Virus
Supporting Children Through Bereavement, Change and Loss
Advice for parent of children with additional support needs
Seeing People Wearing Masks - Social story/visual to help explain why children will be seeing people wearing masks
Agencies who may be able to provide support
Mental health and wellbeing
NSPCC - Helpline 0808 800 5000
Young Minds Helpline for Parents 0808 802 5544
Breathing Space : Helpline 0800 83 85 87