The King's (The Cathedral) School

Peterborough

Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health

Current Information regarding the Situation in Ukraine

Supporting your child if they see upsetting content online about what is happening in Ukraine (Childnet)
https://www.childnet.com/blog/supporting-your-child-with-upsetting-content/

We should not hide from children what is happening in Ukraine (Schools Week/Children's Commissioner)
https://schoolsweek.co.uk/we-should-not-hide-from-children-what-is-happening-in-ukraine/

How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine and World War Three anxiety (Metro)
https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/24/how-to-talk-to-children-about-whats-happening-in-ukraine-16163133/

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation (Department for Education)
https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/02/25/help-for-teachers-and-families-to-talk-to-pupils-about-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-and-how-to-help-them-avoid-misinformation/

Information produced previously about War and International Violence

How and when to talk to children about war, according to a parenting expert (Independent)
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/children-war-talk-russia-ukraine-b2023695.html

How to cope with traumatic news - an illustrated guide (ABC News, Australia)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-23/illustrated-guide-coping-traumatic-news/5985104

Talking with Children About War and Violence in the World (Family Education, USA)
https://www.familyeducation.com/life/wars/talking-children-about-war-violence-world

Tips for parents and caregivers on media coverage of traumatic events (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, USA)
https://www.nctsn.org/resources/tips-parents-and-caregivers-media-coverage-traumatic-events


Mental Health Websites 

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 'Guide to Rough Times'

Centre 33 - Here to Help You

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Family Lives - Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Get Self Help - Emergency Kit

GOV.UK Mental Health Resources for Schools

H.A.Y. Peterborough - discover and get involved in activities that promote positive mental wellbeing, which are currently going on in the city

HealthTalk.org

HeartSmart - free family resource kit that children and parents can access online. There are lots of purpose-filled Key Stage 1 & 2 Personal, Social & Health Education activities, supported with resources, for nurturing strength and wellbeing

The Kite Trust - confidential service working with young people up to the age of 25 years, who need support with their gender identity or sexuality. They support young people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, through one-to-one sessions, youth groups, podcasts, parental support, training and much more. Email youthwork@thekitetrust.org.uk

Mind

Mental Health First Aid England

MentalHelp.net

NSPCC Learning - Children & Young People's Mental Health

Self-Injury Support

The Sleep Charity & National Sleep Helpline - Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development. A decent night’s sleep will help them to do better at school, allow them to react more quickly to situations, have a more developed memory, learn more effectively and solve problems, plus it will make them less susceptible to colds and other minor ailments, less irritable and better behaved!

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Presentation Recording (Vanessa Brown, 25 March 2021 - 205Mb)
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