Covid 19Information Hub

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Education and fun

In order to keep you and your children occupied while schools are closed, we’ve put together this handy guide full of useful resources. You can find everything from revision websites, exercise for children, helpful videos, mental health and wellbeing tips and more in this section.

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Mental health and wellbeing

Activities

Find out more about handy tips and additional resources to help with mental health and wellbeing.

Websites

 https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/restorative-thinking-and-positive-relationships-preventing-and

Advice for parents from getting babies to sleep, to managing stress, and how to look after parents’ own mental health – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/baby-parenting/


Physical wellbeing tips

  • Free online exercise resources on YouTube including many different workouts and guided yoga practices
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet
  • Be aware of and avoid increasing habits to manage anxiety or boredom that may not be helpful in the long term (e.g. smoking, alcohol)
  • Maintain good sleep hygiene and daily routines
  • Tips on staying health during Ramadan can be found here

Emotional wellbeing tips

  • Create a daily routine that includes physical activity, cognitive stimulation, good sleep hygiene & healthy lifestyle choices (puzzles/reading/brain games apps/educational apps e.g. learning a new language)
  • Stay connected to others using the phones, video calls and social media platforms
  • Use mindfulness and relaxation practices (You Tube or apps – see below)
  • Do things you enjoy doing at home

Safeguarding

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping children safe from abuse

Advice about keeping children safe and what to do: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/coronavirus-abuse-neglect-vulnerable-children/

  • Helpline

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, call 0808 800 5000.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents

  • Information, resources and elearning discounts for professionals

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/coronavirus

  • Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/message-from-childline/


Apps and other resources

Mindfulness apps

Websites


Contact numbers if you need further mental health support for yourself or your children

  • Mind is a British mental health charity. You can contact them for support Monday-Friday 9am-6pm on their Infoline: 0300 123 3393
  • Samaritans are a UK based mental health helpline open day and night 365 days a year. You can call them on: 116 123
  • The Mix is a UK based support service for young people. You can access 1-2-1 chat support via their website (www.themix.org.uk) or telephone support (4pm-11pm) every day on: 0808 808 4994 or if you are in a crisis you can text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258 for support in a crisis 24 hours a day.
  • Childline is a free private and confidential charity offering support to children. You can call them on 0800 1111. They also have a chat messaging service on their website (www.childline.org.uk)
  • Young MindsProvides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
  • The Mix – If you’re under 25, you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also use their phone counselling service, or get more information on support services you might need. Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily) or go online www.themix.org.uk