Wellbeing

The following materials and links have been collated by our Educational Psychology Team.  The information comes from a wide variety of reliable sources and they would like to thank these sources, in particular their educational psychology colleagues across Scotland.  They are happy to discuss any of the advice provided and can be contacted by email.

Children and young people

CAMHS has gathered together lots of helpful resources from across the internet to help support your mental health and well-being. CAMHS
Short Playmobil film on Youtube where ROBert the robot explains the facts about Coronavirus and what children can do to help. Short Playmobil film on YouTube
Glasgow Educational Psychology Service has put together a great set of resources to support children and young people during the pandemic. Glasgow Educational Psychology Service resources

The following materials and links have been collated by our Educational Psychology Team.  The information comes from a wide variety of reliable sources and they would like to thank these sources, in particular their educational psychology colleagues across Scotland.  They are happy to discuss any of the advice provided and can be contacted by email.

Parents and carers

CAMHS has gathered together lots of helpful resources from across the internet to help support your mental health and well-being. CAMHS
Healthier Scotland has created two little videos and some simple, sound advice to help when your temper is wearing thin. Healthier Scotland
Glasgow Psychological Service has created a set of great resources and weblinks to support parents and carers during the pandemic. Glasgow Psychological Service
Southend Educational Psychology Service has put together a super website, full of activities for wellbeing, learning, arts, and crafts to use with your children. If you scroll all the way through, you will see sections on Social Stories,EmotionalWellbeing, Calming and Energizing Activities, Mindfulness sessions, Family activities, Mindset, and Bereavement support. Southend Educational Psychology Service
The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses in the USA have joined together to create a very helpful short guide for parents and carers on talking to children about COVID-19. The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses
Carol Gray has produced a gentle and reassuring social story illustrated with uplifting photographs to help children, including children with ASD, to understand the facts about coronavirus and keep calm. facts about coronavirus
The Autism Educator website has a helpful social story with clear line-drawing illustrations to help children with ASD understand the facts about Covid-19. The Autism Educator
Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo) has joined with Nosy Crow publishers and medical experts to create an electronic flipbook to share facts about Coronavirus with children. facts about Coronavirus
A short, simple and reassuring booklet to read with young children and open up helpful conversations about Coronavirus has been produced by MindHeart. helpful conversations about Coronavirus
Mencap have produced a very clear explanation of Coronavirus, with photos and practical guidance on how to follow health advice, particularly suitable for young people with learning disabilities. Mencap explanation of Coronavirus
A short parent guide to helping children and young people manage in unsettling times has been created by Dumfries and Galloway Psychology Service (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link)  parent guide to helping children and young people manage
Ten tips for maintaining structure and routine during school closure have been prepared by Scotland’s Educational Psychologists (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link). Ten tips for maintaining structure and routine
Four posters to help with wellbeing and caring for ourselves have been gathered together (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link). wellbeing and caring for ourselves
A School Closure Toolkit has been produced to help parents of children with ASD to maintain clarity and good routines during school closure. School Closure Toolkit 
This attractive Coping Calendar has 30 daily tasks to help maintain perspective and wellbeing during the pandemic. Coping Calendar
A sample visual that you can adapt with your child, to reduce boredom and children’s reliance on adults for activity suggestions. A sample visual that you can adapt with your child

 

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