Well-being

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

It's more important than ever right now that we look after ourselves when learning at home. We've collected together all the best online resources here to help you!

Support and Guidance

Responding to the coronavirus: resources for mental health and wellbeing

Advice and guidance for school staff about how to help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during times of disruption to their learning.

Wellbeing Bingo

Have a go at playing wellbeing bingo and see if you can find people to play with you. Can you do all of these things in a week? Creativity will be needed with some or perhaps you could add your own!

FREE Covid-19 children's wellbeing activities

Download FREE Covid-19 children's wellbeing activities for teaching staff and families from Partnership for Children. These include activities to encourage children to recognise and share feelings and also how to make a ‘Coping toolbox’

Emotion Wheel

The emotion wheel can be used with children of all ages who are struggling to express their current feelings. This wheel can be used throughout the day to help children talk about their feelings and think of ways to manage this.

Mindfulness

Mud and Lotus Mindfulness practises – register and access these free audio recordings that could be a helpful antidote to all the uncertainty, isolation and stress, which are known ingredients to trigger negative states of mind

SEAL: Getting on and falling out

Family activities focus on developing children's knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills. These skills are particularly relevant at the minute.

Circle Time

Circle Time expert, Jenny Mosley has made available some free activities and games to help children get on together – for homes, essential schooling groups and childcare settings.

Schools in Mind

Anna Freud – Schools in Mind have created a new page on their website to help provide clear, simple advice to all those supporting children and young people, including the young people themselves

The PSHE Association

The PSHE Association have set up a Coronavirus Support Hub which contains guidance about teaching PSHE education remotely including what topics to avoid.

British Red Cross

British Red Cross have published ‘Coronavirus teaching resources’: for teachers and parents of children aged 11+

Teacher resilience during coronavirus school closures

‘Resilience’ can be defined in a number of different ways and this means that it can sometimes be a confusing concept to understand.

Supporting bereaved children and young people

Many children will have questions and worries about the virus, but those who have experienced the death of someone important or who have an ill family member might be particularly worried. This page has some tips about supporting bereaved children with worries and concerns about the virus.

Home Learning activities

Find your Brave - Children's Mental Health Week 2020

Life is all about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices.

From assembly guides and class activities, to top tips for pupils and parents, these free resources will help children and young people to explore what it means to Find your Brave.

tumblesandgrumbles.co.uk

Little Rescuers learning resource page provides simple lessons in First Aid for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. This page includes short videos, songs and creative learning materials that can be downloaded to be used in school or by parents. New activities and resources will be added over the coming weeks.

Good to be me – Family activities

A document containing activities designed to help involve the children’s parents and carers in the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Good to be me – Small group activities for Years 1 and 2

A document containing group activities for Year 1 and 2 children requiring additional support, related to the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Small group activities for Key Stage 2

A booklet containing group activities for Key Stage 2 children requiring additional support, related to the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

Power of kindness calendar

Find out how children and young people can practise kindness every day during the coronavirus emergency

Childline: Calm Zone

Try one of these activities or use some of the tools to help you feel better when you're feeling anxious, scared or sad.

Children’s guide to coronavirus

Children's guide to Coronavirus from the Children's Commissioner. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home. This includes links to practical activities such as PE with Joe Wicks , a free DJ app, a free piano app, 'tech stuff' and art classes

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