Dear parents/carers, 

If your child is worried or anxious about coronavirus, please click on the website below for some useful information and advice

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

As a parent or carer, it is good to talk to your child honestly and calmly about what is happening, and not to ignore or shield them from what is going on in the world. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers, but reassure them that they can talk to you so they don’t feel like they’re on their own. 

It is important to keep as many regular routines as possible, so that your child feels safe and that things are stable.

For further information, the Ealing Family Directory has a range of resources to support you in speaking with your child, has a range of educational activities you can do at home and examples for establishing routines. 

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-he...

If you're looking for some relaxation activities to do with your children then please see the following document. Six Relaxation Activities for Children.pdf

Please also do not hesitate to contact us directly if you need any support.

Alison Berry a.berry@arkbyron.org or info@arkbyron.org

Ms Cameron reading the story of 'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst. A story helping us recognise that we are always connected to those that we love and care about even if we cannot be with them.

 

Click the links below to see some wellbeing tips for you and your family.  

 1. The 90 Second Emotional Rule.pdf

2. How are you feeling?.pdf

3. Stages of sleep.pdf

4. Mood nutrients.pdf

 

A note from Miss Cameron!

Please find the link to this week’s Video message https://youtu.be/NWIFu9pe2kk for the shcool newsletter/website.

 

As it's Mental Health Week and our school staff must be feeling all sorts of emotions in anticipation of school openings, I thought it might be nice to share a resource or two to support them over half term.

 

I found these lovely self-compassion meditations and exercises by Kristin Neff: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#exercises

 

I also enjoyed this meditation on self-compassion for caregivers: https://youtu.be/jJ9wGfwE-YE

 

I hope you find them helpful for yourselves too! We are offering a huge amount of care, both at work and in our personal lives, at a time that is challenging for everyone.

 

Warm Wishes,

 

Taina Cameron

Integrative Child Psychotherapist

Schools Counselling Manager

Ealing Schools Counselling Partnership

 

Try some BEST activities:

https://www.best4learning.co.uk/what-we-do/  Please follow this link for some interactive fun for the whole family.