Emotional Well being support during Covid-19
18th Sep 2020
Dear Parents/Carers and Students
In order to support families during lockdown and school closure we have collated a number of helpsheets from various organisations and contact details of groups that can give help and support on a wide range of issues from staying safe online to supporting Emotional Health.
If you need further support or help please don't hesitate to contact one of the safeguarding Leads or myself.
Designated Safeguarding lead
Deputy Head Teacher
Ms Wardle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Haslem: email@example.com
Ms Nazir: firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand that this is a challenging and worrying time not only for our students but for many of our parents and carers. We have therefore, put together this list of local and national agencies or charities that will offer advice, signpost or support you first hand. We hope you find it useful.
Covid 19 Remote safeguarding document
Children will increasingly be using social networks to reach out to others and with that, there will be an increased risk to fake news and online harms including grooming, radicalization, exploitation, and bullying. All these issues could impact on their mental health and wellbeing. The document provides organisations that can help to keep young people safe online.
CSCP CSAB Resources for Covid-19
Local organisations to help deal with online abuse, emotional health, mental health, and online scams. Produced by Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Thinkuknow - Secondary parents helpsheet
Thinkuknow is the national online safety education program from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice, and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
Ideas and support guide for BHS students
A Learning 4 Life ppt produced by Mrs Naylor to support students Emotional Wellbeing.
Advice by Healthy Futures Calderdale on keeping Healthy during Ramadan.
Parents - Informing Children about someone with coronavirus
The following information has been taken from Winston’s Wish website and maybe of use to you in these challenging times.
Noah’sArk Centre’s Parent/Carer/SchoolSupportPackageSummerTerm 2020
Noah’s Ark Centre’s staff, counsellors and therapists are providing phone support for parents/carers and for staff working in schools Monday – Friday between 10am and 4pm – starting Monday 27th April 2020.
Listening Line from 20 May 2020, 1-4pm
In order to try and support young people in Calderdale, Healthy Minds and Time out are piloting a weekly phone line every Wednesday from 1pm-4pm.
The idea is that the Listening Line will give young people the opportunity to get some simple advice and guidance about how to keep busy and reduce their anxiety about the current situation.
Raising awareness about domestic abuse amongst young people
UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. It includes c toolkit written by young people and designed to help parents speak to teenagers about healthy relationships and topics such as sex, consent and abuse.
You can find the resources here: https://uksaysnomore.org/resources/