Coronavirus COVID-19

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Below are links to official information regarding Coronavirus COVID-19:

UK Government Response link

UK Government: Closure of education settings: Info. for parents/ carers and who are the critical workers link

UK Government: Guidance on vulnerable children and young people link

Public Health England link

NHS link

NHS 111 check if you have symptoms  link

School Resources

WSCP Education/Schools Information  link

Resources for children

BBC: Five ways to keep you children occupied (and learning!) at home link

CBBC: Video and questions for children link

Children’s Society – Self isolating and dealing with conflict at home link

Early years: Zero to Three link

ELSA: Coronavirus story for children link

Ineqe: Explaining coronavirus to children link

Mentally Healthy Schools: Responding to the Coronavirus – Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing link

National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources link

Special Needs Jungle: Parent-focused ideas, school resources, explanations for children link

Sport England: Stay in, work out link

World Health Organisation (WHO): Helping children deal with stress during COVID-19 link

If you or someone you know needs support:

Childline contact number 0800 11 11 link

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – help and support online link

CAMHS single point of access for advice and support 01924 304 172 link

Carersuk: Coronavirus guidance link

Change Grow Live (CGL) – CGL offer a confidential drug and alcohol service for young people 0808 169 8711 link

Combined Minds – app-based support to help families and friends support young people with their mental health – Download link or at an app store

Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing link

Doc Ready – helps people to prepare to talk to somebody about mental health, including a doctor

Elefriends – a safe place to listen, share and be heard link

Heads Above the Waves – online advice, support and coping strategies for young people suffering from depression and self-harm link

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support for 11 to 19 year olds link

Meetwo – offers a safe and secure forum for teenagers to discuss any issues that are affecting their lives link

Migrant Information Hub: Information for migrants and services in Yorkshire and Humber link

Mindout – online instant message service that is confidential and anonymous to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities link

MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing link

NHS: Every Mind Matters link

NHS: Mood assessment and Mental Health Wellbeing Audio Guides link

Papyrus – online text or phone support to young people link 0800 0684141 or text 07860039967

Relate: advice and tips for helping your relationship stay healthy link

Samaritans – free, anytime support, providing a listening ear and emotional support link Phone: 116 123

SelfharmUK – peer-to-peer communications for young people aged 14-19. A space for them to share their encouraging experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art link

Shout – available for anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK needing support in a crisis link

Star Bereavement – supporting local children and young people who have been bereaved and are in need of support link 01924 787384

Stay Alive – App for those at risk of suicide or those worried about someone link

Talking Therapies – for young people aged 16 years or older who are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District link 01924 234860 / email:

Victim Support – emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime link 0300 303 1971

Well Women Centre – online support for young women aged 16 years or older link

Winstons Wish – giving hope to grieving children and supporting families link 08088 020021

Young Minds – resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing link

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