Throughout this challenging time many individuals and families may require additional support emotionally, financially or with their physical health. Please do not hesitate to contact us using our confidential email address; familysupport@st-aloysius.co.uk   for advice, information and further support for yourself or your family.

We recognise that is such a difficult time for many children and families, and have considered ways in which we can support our families to stay emotionally healthy.

We have included some useful links and resources to support both pupils and families during this time.  We will be continuing to update the resources over the coming weeks.

Support to Pupils

  1. A child friendly animated video to explain Coronavirus to your children.  Click on the image:

2. Childline have lots of resources in supporting children, in a child friendly way, with any  worries or concerns that they may have.

3.  Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus is a useful resource to support children in Early Years and KS1.

4.  Carol Gray has a produced a very useful resource to support children of KS2 with their understanding of pandemics and the Coronavirus.

 

5.  Nosy Crow has produced a Book for Children to discuss and explain Coronavirus.

https://issuu.com/nosycrow/docs/coronavirus_ins/1?ff&hideShareButton=true

 

6.  Nuffield Health have developed a fantastic Wellbeing Journal for children.  It can either be downloaded as a PDF or it can be completed as an interactive journal online/  Please click on the image:

 

Support to Parents

  1. Social Distancing Advice from the Department For Education and Public Health England.

2. Strategies for looking after your mental health while self-isolating.  Please click on the image:

3.   We have devised some support strategies which could be used to help to stay mentally healthy during isolation.  Please click on the image:

4.  The Mental Health Foundation have released guidance on how to approach the scary news from our world with your children.  Please click on the image:

 

 

 

A Weekly Emotional Well-being Task

Each week, we will be uploading an activity to engage in with your family to support your emotional well-being.  Please keep an eye out for the activity of the week!

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How to make a happiness jar!

Why not spend some time with your family thinking of lots of happy memories to store in a small jar a a little pick-me-up.  Please click on the image to follow the instructions for the happiness jar: