Resources to Support Mental Health

 

Here are two resource sheets with information from the South Bristol School Nurse team about how to help a child to deal with anxiety/worries about the current Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a sheet for parents of primary school age children and, as some Hillcrest families have older children, we've included the sheet for secondary school aged children.

Both sheets also contain information for parents caring for children with additional needs and for adults struggling with their own mental health.

Many of the School Nurses have been redeployed but a School Nurse Advice Line has been set up that covers the whole of the city.

The number is 0300 124 5816.

 

 
 
 
 
Here are links to some lovely meditation videos for children on YouTube, suggested by Miss Wilson:
 
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkcsWcob294  Kids Sleep Meditation to Let Go of Anxiety | YOUR HAPPY PLACE | Bedtime Story for Children to Sleep - Welcome to Your Happy Place, a sleep meditation for anxiety relief to help all kids, children and young ones of all ages (and yes, including grown ups!) to relax into calm happiness with total inner peace!
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pZeLOHBScw  Morning Meditation for Kids POSITIVE ENERGY Feel on Top of the World! (Confidence, Focus, Success) - Morning Meditation for Kids POSITIVE ENERGY Feel on Top of the World! - Morning Affirmations for Confidence, Focus and Success Meditation for Kids MORNING MEDITATION for POSITIVE ENERGY is a powerful guided meditation to wake up after sleep, so that children will start the day with awesome feelings of success, confidence and calm self control.
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffXclh8cdkY  Affirmations for Children ♫♫ Positive Thinking ☆ Self Approval ☆ Confidence ☆ Inner Peace ☆ Courage - Feelgood Uplifting words to encourage children (and adults) to believe in yourself, enhance your feeling self-worth, be more courageous to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, and appreciate yourself for the magnificent being you are. We are all worthy of love. You are awesome!