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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please find below links to services and documents that explain the benefits of practising wellbeing and looking after yours and your families mental health. This page has up to date information from agencies providing additional support during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Schools and Families Advice Line

Mental Health Support during the COVID - 19 outbreak

 

A CAMHS specialist is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide specialist advice and support to families and professionals about children/young people in a mental health crisis and (if necessary) arrange for a face to face assessment.

This services is available through our Single Point of Access line on :

Tel: 0300 777 0707

email: hpft.spa@nhs.net (for non-urgent enquiries)

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - useful information about Coping with unexpected endings and loss.

 

https://www.annafreud.org/media/11609/coping-with-unexpected-endings-and-loss.pdf

Healthy Young Minds in Herts

For Information about how to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak please click on the link below.

 

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/schools/how-look-after-your-mental-health-and-emotional-wellbeing-during-covid-19-outbreak

Young Minds

 

Information about talking to your children about Corona Virus

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Child Bereavement UK have information for parents and carers on supporting children through difficult times and managing grief. Please click on the link below to access these resources. 

 

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-pupils

ADD-vance information

Add-vance coaching referral forms and information

Delivering Special Provision Locally

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community.

Their website has been updated to include resources to support Mental Health, Home Schooling for all key stages, fun activities and much more.

www.dspl5.co.uk

Safer Places launched a new live chat service to support those experiencing, or at risk of abuse.

The new service enables anyone experiencing abuse to chat directly with a member of the Safer Places team.

The measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID 19) have seen day to day life change dramatically and undoubtedly made it harder for people to access support services as survivors are isolated with abusers with small windows of opportunity to speak. This new service will give survivors the opportunity to access support discreetly. The new service will initially be open between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 8pm - 8am Fri - Sun 8pm - 8am. The live chat session will appear if you go on to the Safer places website. If you need help you can start a conversation to receive support. Or alternatively the direct number is 03301 025811 open 24/7.

 

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness have lots of information online about 'How to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times' please click on the links below for support, advice, meditation and more. 

 

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/how-to-keep-mentally-healthy-during-uncertain-times

https://www.mindfulinmay.org/staycalm/?oprid=9802&ref=114802

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLK0ghcXYhU

 

Mindfulness Videos

 

5 Mindfulness Videos for Children and Young people. They are short 6 minute videos focused on breathing and can be done anywhere at anytime. They are designed to bring calm and refocus so may be useful to some of our young people.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/94m15f4bvsk3kky/AAC_eVn19tNhx6oV9W-PcHrca?dl=0

Family Lives charity remains fully open for business

We continue to provide a free helpline and if you need to talk, we are here to listen with our trained and skilled workforce.

Call us on 0808 800 2222.
We know that sometimes it’s hard to speak on the phone in a crowded space or where it may not be safe to call, you can email askus@familylives.org.uk or visit our website and forums at www.familylives.org.uk. We are expanding our helpline capacity and developing additional resources around dealing with aggression in the home. Many families are also home schooling and we have added lots of useful tips on this and also ways in which families can engage in cost free activities together to our website.

Fitter Future

Fitter Future are on a mission to ensure that children in Hertfordshire are given the tools to improve their physical and mental health from home. As a Hertfordshire based company we are giving schools and families free access to Fitter Future whilst school closures are enforced for all by key worker children. Please visit their website for more information.

 

www.fitterfuture.com

 

 

 

Yes futures

Now more than ever, young people need the skills to maintain positive self-esteem, wellbeing and to feel hopeful about their future. We have developed a package of free resources, designed to support families to develop these home grown skills. We will be regularly adding to this with new resources so keep an eye out for updates.

https://www.yesfutures.org/

Ollie Foundation online training courses

Domestic Abuse - Sunflower

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