Pastoral Tips (during lockdown)
Deputy Head Patoral, Jenny Price, has put together a list of helpful references to information aimed at providing support to children and parents during this challenging time.
You will find below some ideas, websites, resources and suggestions as to how we might navigate these uncharted times. Remember at Godolphin, your support network is still here and we will always respond to you as soon as we can.
We hope you find these links helpful. Take care and stay in touch.
- Following on from Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health Foundation remind us that kindness matters not just today but every day of the year so please do keep their Kindness Matters Guide for tips and ideas on acts of kindness, for yourself, friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
- Webinars for students and staff in colleges from Charlie Waller Memorial Trust -
'We have produced a series of short webinars for colleges, all presented by our experienced mental health trainers. Within these sessions our trainers share information and explore strategies for maintaining positive mental health, paying attention to our own wellbeing and supporting those around us. We hope you will find them useful and engaging.' Watch the webinars here.
- Thinkuknow -short videos for parents and carers: delivering online safety at home. An Introduction for Parents and Carers.
- Follow the link to the Godolphin Contact Chart to help guide you to the right member of staff if you need support
- Unravel Support Health & Wellbeing for young people. See also links to the Importance of Sleep and the Importance of Maintaining Structure in our lives
- Keep up to date with how to ensure your families social media profiles are secure during lockdown -https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/checklists/
- Coping in Quarantine "Living with anxiety or OCD in these conditions can be terrifying, and having spent years obsessing over germs, diseases and viruses, I have come to terms with how to deal with my obsessions, and the compulsions that follow them. Upper Sixth Student, Isabella Butterworth shares her top tips for those suffering with anxiety about COVID-19.
- University of Reading & University of Oxford - Supporting young children and parents during COVID-19
- Mrs Price's advice on 'How to stay safe & stay mindful during COVID-19'
- Action for Happiness, Active Coping Calendar
- The Mental Health Foundation have shared this useful page on 'How too look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak'. The page includes tips on working from home, financial worries, mental health and how to speak with your children about the outbreak
- YoungMinds have shared information on 'How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about Coronavirus'
- Psychology Today have shared a page titled 'This Is the New Normal: A COVID-19 survival guide for parents of tweens and teens'
- The UK Safer Internet Centre have shared a information page on 'Keeping children happy and safe online during COVID-19'
- James Shone is offering free online one to one mentoring support 'I am conscious that for many of us we have been forced in to a space that we have never been in before and to that end I would love to support families (adults, teenagers or younger children) with free mentoring sessions which I’ll now be conducting online. If you know of anyone who is needing support please do share this email.'
Book an appointment or contact James with any questions by emailing email@example.com
- YoungMinds have released a helpful article titled 'Talking to your child about Coronavirus' and supplied parents with Ten Tips from their Parent Helpline