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You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Click here to access an informative blog from Public Health England. 

Here are some useful mental wellbeing sources that you can access for support:

  • Government Guidance - mental health
  • Anna Freud - useful links for parents and children
  • Place2Be - helpful guidance around questions children may ask

 

More broadly there is information, advice and support available from national sources including:

  • Childline -Tel: 0800 1111 – 9am to midnight
  • The Children’s Society
  • Young Minds (Advice and Mental Health Support) - Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
  • Rotherham SEND – Local and National advice and support services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents, families and others who support them

 

Children might have questions about COVID-19 and are, understandably finding the current situation a challenge. Here are some new resources that can help you support your child at this time:

  • Young Minds - Talking to your child about coronavirus - Advice from Young Minds Parents Helpline experts on what you can do if a child is worried or anxious about coronavirus.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Talking to your children about scary world news - How to minimise the negative impact of world news on children and people
  • Child Mind Institute - Child Mind Institutes guide for carers about talking to children about Coronavirus

    Here are some useful mental wellbeing sources that you can access for support:

  • Government Guidance - mental health
  • Anna Freud - useful links for parents and children
  • Place2Be - helpful guidance around questions children may ask
  • Rotherham specific help and guidance
  •  

    More broadly there is information, advice and support available from national sources including:

  • Childline -Tel: 0800 1111 – 9am to midnight
  • The Children’s Society
  • Young Minds (Advice and Mental Health Support) - Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
  • Rotherham SEND – Local and National advice and support services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents, families and others who support them
  •  

    Children might have questions about COVID-19 and are, understandably finding the current situation a challenge. Here are some new resources that can help you support your child at this time:

  • Young Minds - Talking to your child about coronavirus - Advice from Young Minds Parents Helpline experts on what you can do if a child is worried or anxious about coronavirus.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Talking to your children about scary world news - How to minimise the negative impact of world news on children and people
  • Child Mind Institute - Child Mind Institutes guide for carers about talking to children about Coronavirus

    Here are some useful mental wellbeing sources that you can access for support:

  • Government Guidance - mental health
  • Anna Freud - useful links for parents and children
  • Place2Be - helpful guidance around questions children may ask
  • Rotherham specific help and guidance

 

More broadly there is information, advice and support available from national sources including:

  • Childline -Tel: 0800 1111 – 9am to midnight
  • The Children’s Society
  • Young Minds (Advice and Mental Health Support) - Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
  • Rotherham SEND – Local and National advice and support services available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents, families and others who support them

 

Children might have questions about COVID-19 and are, understandably finding the current situation a challenge. Here are some new resources that can help you support your child at this time:

  • Young Minds - Talking to your child about coronavirus - Advice from Young Minds Parents Helpline experts on what you can do if a child is worried or anxious about coronavirus.
  • Mental Health Foundation - Talking to your children about scary world news - How to minimise the negative impact of world news on children and people
  • Child Mind Institute - Child Mind Institutes guide for carers about talking to children about Coronavirus

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

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