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Resources for those whose current need is support to maintain mental wellbeing through effective prevention and promotion strategies.

Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: Children and young people

Summary: A resource explaining expected and unexpected change and how children and young people might manage them safely. This also discusses others' reactions to changes, and the consequences of people might decide to accept change or not.

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Service group: Children and young people

Summary: A YouTube channel with content on yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specifically for children ages 3+.

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Service group: Parents/Carers

Summary: Guidance for creating a quiet space for children to go to if they are feeling sad, need to concentrate on reading/homework or simply need some alone time, and the utility of using this to manage their worries or for parents/carers to support their child to gain control in high stimulation situations. 

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Service group: Children, young people and families

Summary: A colourful, child friendly pack of mindfulness exercises and instructions, including a body scan, sense countdown, and back-to-back breathing.

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Service group: All

Summary: A collection of museum's around the world who are offering virtual tours, allowing people to gain knowledge about art, history and science.

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Service group: Children, young people and families

Summary: A guided activity workbook to support children and young people's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is described as, "A simple and straightforward guide that encourages mental health, creative expression, learning and coping. Use it to help children, teenagers and families overcome and go beyond bad memories and fears."

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Service group: Children, young people and families

Summary: A video collating some ways to keep children regulated and entertained in this period: obstacle courses. This includes the different things to involve within the course, as well as methods to support children in creating their own course. 



Service group: Children, young people and families

Summary:  Daily 30 minute online exercise class for children, young people and their families to participate in during the school closure.


Service group: Children and young people

Summary: Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents/carers or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.

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Service group: Children and young people

Summary: Sensory activity cards which are coded red (for 'alerting' activities) and green (for 'calming' activities). Some examples include wheelbarrow walks, desk stretches, pearl clay, writing stories, and colouring in.

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Service group: Parents/Carers

Summary:  Teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources for inside and outside the classroom. This resource separates resources into Primary and Secondary school, as well as additional resources for parents/carers.

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Service group: Parents/carers

Summary: Advice from experts at the Child Mind Institute on how parents can talk to children about the impacts of the virus in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. 

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Additional needs based grouping: Getting Advice and Signposting

Service group: All

Summary: Guidance from the Looked After Children/Refugee CAMHS team in Camden, offering practical suggestions to managing the impact of social distancing and some of its associated difficulties such as boredom, lack of motivation and feeling out of control.

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Service group: Children, young people and families

Summary: Colourful booklet for children with stories and activities for managing feelings during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Service group: Children and young people

Summary:A story for children describing the Coronavirus outbreak and how it affects children's daily life.

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Thriving plus: resources for helping families at home

In the current climate the amount of content advising children, young people and families on how to manage their mental health and wellbeing may be...

Getting Advice and Signposting

Resources for those who need advice and signposting.

Getting Help

Resources for those who need focused goals-based input.

Getting More Help

Resources for those who need more extensive and specialised goal-based help.

Getting Risk Support

Resources for those who have not benefited from or are unable to use help, but are of such a risk that they are still in contact with services.

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