Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

This week we’re sharing links to resources that help support the wellbeing of children and young people at this time.

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week falls during lockdown. Supporting wellbeing is vital when it comes to children and young people following a brain injury, now more than ever. Here are some places online where you can find information, advice and practical aids to help with anxiety and worries.

Public Health England Guidance

Public Health England has released guidance on how parents and carers can help support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus and lockdown, including the specific needs of children with SEND.

Every Mind Matters

As promoted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this NHS online tool includes a section with tips for looking after children and young people at this time, with links on where to go to get further advice, help and support.

Childline Calm Zone

There are lots of ways to feel calmer – it's about finding what works best. This website has a collection of breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Youngmind’s Self Soothe Box

Find out how to make a self-soothe box, which contains items that can help ground and relax someone when they are feeling anxious or panicked. The Children’s Trust has a full list of websites and resources called Resources for Families. It has been written especially for parents and carers during lockdown who are supporting a child at home following a brain injury.        
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