Links

Wellbeing & Mental Health
 
 

NSPCC Helpline

If you need advice and support about a child, or if you are concerned about a child’s wellbeing, talk to us. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are.

Call 0808 800 5000, email help@nspcc.org.uk or visit nspcc.org.uk/helpline.

 

This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren's mental health and promote their wellbeing and is available as a document and short video presentation. 

The link to both resources is here:  

https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents/-/pj== 

 

Barclays Digital Eagles – Digital Upskill Virtual Sessions

We’ve all been relying on digital much more recently to complete schoolwork, stay in touch with loved ones, work remotely and shop for the essentials. But as brilliant as the digital world is, it can also pose its own risks.

We want you to feel confident and prepared to explore the digital world so recommend some free virtual sessions starting this month with the Barclays Digital Eagles. Digital Upskill is their initiative to improve computing education and online safety in the UK.

 When emotions explode (Young Minds)


Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.

Download the poster here:
https://youngminds.org.uk/media/4291/when-emotions-explode-poster.pdf 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/coronavirus-supporting-children-special-educational-needs-disabilities/  

The NSPCC site offers a good range of advice for the parents of children with special educational needs. Scroll down for a list of useful resources, including: coronavirus specific materials; managing emotions and videos to support movement and mindfulness. 

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/distance-education-resources-for-children-and-young-people-with-send/   

A menu of links to a many different resources, covering the following topics: health; well-being; visual and sensory learning; social stories; English and communication; mathematics and fun activities. 

Dyslexia 

https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/free-dyslexia-resources/ 

Free e-books containing a wealth of ideas to support dyslexic learners. 

 https://readingeggs.co.uk/articles/2018/10/22/how-to-teach-dyslexic-child-to-read/ 

It is an advertisement to the Reading Eggs program, but there are some useful ideas on this particular page for supporting reading. 

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children/how-can-i-support-my-child/spelling 

Short spelling activities from the British Dyslexia Association, which can be picked up again and again as starters or in a spare moment. 

https://www.dyslexiacornwall.org.uk/resources-useful-websites/ 

A menu of links from Dyslexia Cornwall, including one to the site of local author, Oliver West. 

Autism 

https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-apps/ 

A list of apps that can help children with autism to access learning. 

https://www.waterford.org/education/15-activities-teaching-strategies-and-resources-for-teaching-children-with-autism/ 

Suggested activities for children with autism and their families to try. 

https://autismawarenesscentre.com/teaching-special-needs-students-online-and-at-home/ 

Great advice on how to approach teaching and learning at home and online for children with autism.