Activities and Resources to Support Your Child's Mental Health and Well-being

Partial Re-opening of the school:

As we begin to re-open our school, we thought it may be useful to provide our children that are returning to school with some useful links to help them with their return. We have created a video of the school, as our school is looking a little bit different and it may also help the children to begin to understand some of the new routines that we will need to learn. Additionally, we have provided links to some social stories that may help your child(ren) with their return to school after being away from school for some time.

School Tour:

Social story - Back to school:

 

Social Story - Social Distancing:

 

Activities and resources to support your child's mental health and well-being.

Useful websites:

The following links and resources may be useful in support your child's social and emotional development, promoting their mental health and well-being. Some of these resources can either be used individually or as a family.

Watch this space, as we will continue to upload resources.

NHS - Kent Information for Children and Young People's Mental Health needs during COVID-19

A useful guide for all parents and carers to providing a large bank of resources to promote and support your child's social and emotional well-being and mental health. 

Kooth - Young people can access Kooth by logging on to www.kooth.com where they can speak privately to a BACP qualified counsellor through a text-based chat. They can also send messages to the team, read magazine articles, engage in forums, set goals and log their feelings in a journal.

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga this website provides a bank of yoga classes for all the family to enjoy!

Mind this link will provide some useful activities to reduce your families worries and anxities throughout COVID-19.

Partnership with Children: Good mental health for children - for life! - this website provides resources to boost your child's well-being during the COVID-19 lock down.

Yes Futures - a useful link to activities to promote self-awareness, confidence, resilience and improving their overall well-being. 

National Autistic Society - this website will provide you with a bank of resources, tips and advice to support your child with autism at home.

UNICEF Guidance: Conversations with Children  - advice on how to talk to your child abour Coronavirus.

Kent Resilience Hub - a useful website to support children aged 10-16 to cope with Coronavirus and the pressures of everyday life.

 

Activities and resources to use with child at home:

Social Stories for Coronavirus - Here are two social stories to support your child with understanding Coronavirus. Click on Story 1 and Story 2.

A social story for school closures  - this social story will help to support children who are still attendinfg school during the school closures

A social story for staying at homethis social story will help to support your child with staying at home during the school closure.

My 5 Senses - can you use your 5 senses to promote a calmer state of mind? 

5 Steps to Managing my Big Emotions - try these 5 steps to manage your emotions when they get too big to manage.  

Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus - a story that may help support your child's understanding of Coronavirus. 

Coronavirus: A book for Children - a story book written to help children understand about Coronavirus

Ways to stay connected for young people - suggests and ideas on how to stay connected with others

Extract from The Healthy Coping Colouring Guide - some useful mindfullness activities. 

My COVID-19 Time Capsule - can you create your own time capsule?

 

Returning to school - seperation anxiety

For an amazing resource pack to support your child's transition back to school, please contact one of  the following members of the Pastoral and Inclusion (PINC) team:

Louise Summers (inlcusion Leader) - inclusion@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Katie Allen (SEN Assistant)  - Katie.Allen@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Kayleigh Simpson (Pastoral Support Manager) - psm@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Hannah Ferris (Family Liaison Officer) - flo@reptonmanor.kent.sch.uk