For many of us, the current situation has given us time to pause a little and reflect. Many people sense that now is the perfect time to make changes for the better. Research from behavioural science tell us that: behaviour is generally easier to change when habits are already disrupted, such as around major life events. This pandemic has shaken many of us, forced us to stop and open our eyes. It is too soon to tell how this pandemic is going to shape our lives and many of us, including our own families and the communities we serve, will be feeling stressed and anxious during these uncertain times. It is important that we look after each other.
Mental health and wellbeing support for children and families
The following links contain a wide range of mental health and wellbeing resources for families.
The Princes Trust pulls together some great resources for both teachers and parents. There is guidance for parents of children with SEN, alongside guides on how to talk to young people during this difficult time. There’s also a list of lovely activity ideas:
This link from EEF has a great checklist to support families in planning their day:
Cruse has a lot of really good information too: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief