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Emotional Well-Being

Growth Mindset Programme – the Emotional Health Service have developed a 10 week programme around growth mindset and resilience for parents and young people. Each pack is designed to be compatible to view on a computer, tablet or phone and there are worksheets to print if you would like to. However, you can also use it for inspiration and create your own activities.

Primary school Introduction

Week 1 Emotions

Week 2 Relaxation

Week 3 Positive attitudes

Week 4 Managing worries

Week 5 Self Reflection and Goals

Week 6 Effort and Practice

Week 7 Learning from failure and mistakes

Week 8 Problem Solving

Week 9 Friendships and connection with others

Week 10 Autonomy

Emotional Health Service (EHS) Resource Hub – some excellent resources to help children, young people and their families with their emotional wellbeing

The Book of Hopes– words and picture to comfort, inspire and entertain. Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents & carers from NSPCC – Whether you’re working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we’ve got tips and advice for you.

MindEd – a resource which includes advice for parents on children and young people’s mental health.

“My Hero is You” is a lovely storybook for Children on COVID-19 and is available in a number of languages.

British Psychological Society (BPS) – advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.


Families Under Pressure | Maudsley Charity – during this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

View from the Window– Channel4 film showing how children are experiencing the coronavirus crisis.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people from early years foundation stage to key stage 2.

Help with bereavement and loss  during the Covid-19 pandemic – some helpful advice and useful contact numbers

COVIDBOOK – a short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

Coronavirus – helpful book for children on Coronavirus written with the advice of Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

A Child Friendly Explanation of Coronavirus

Top Tips and Positive Messages from young people.

Cosmic Kids Yoga – yoga, meditation and relaxation for children (and adults!).

Mind Yeti – free guided mindfulness sessions and videos.

stay-home-superheroes – therapeutic story for anxious children.

Child friendly explanations of what coronaviruses are – including a social story.

Mental Health Wellbeing -from iHASCO. It lists various different sources of information and recommends a number of ‘apps’ parents may find useful

The Coronavirus series from CBBC Newsround explains what is happening in a child-friendly way

Top ten tips for ‘Talking to your child about scary world news’ – from the Mental Health Foundation are also excellent

Understanding the science may help too: Public Health England has lesson packs for primaries and secondaries