We are extremely mindful of the wellbeing of not just our pupils,but of you the families, parents and carers also. If you are struggling to cope and feeling overwhelmed you are not alone; you are important and it is ok to ask for help.
Under the 'Agencies for Support' folder is a PDF file for 'Support in the City - Portsmouth' which lists a variety of places in which you could seek support during these surreal and unsettling times.
There are also Social Stories which may help to explain the scenario with your children and a number of resources in the side bar menus to help with all areas of wellbeing.
We will be adding additional ideas to our websites to support our pupils' physical, emotional and mental wellbeing as this is vitally important and we feel is a priority for our community.
Everybody Worries - a picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus
Suggested Websites to Support Wellbeing:
Remember it is just as important to keep your child moving as it is to keep them thinking and reading. Do a little bit of physical exercise every day – our bodies need to be looked after as well as our brains!
Change4Life have created some Disney-inspired indoor activities to help stay active
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos for children
GoNoodle activities to keep children moving
Videos that help learning while moving – suitable for children of all ages
Youth Sport Trust regularly update resources to support families who are at home
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
Strategies and advice for supporting mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
How to talk to with your children about the pandemic
NHS support for mental wellbeing, anxiety, sleep, stress and low mood
A bank of free resources to support children’s emotional wellbeing during this time
If you feel that you are in a position to help others, this is the Government’s advice on how to do this safely.