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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Help and Support

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Information Pack for Students and Parents

Please find a list of resources below to help parents and children.

Also Apps & Websites and General Wellbeing support here

 

Coronavirus – A guide for Children by the Children’s Commissioner

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf

 

Coronavirus

This is a specific resource for children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum  http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1143/Supporting%20Children%20with%20LD%20&%20ASD%20with%20COVID%20Isolation.pdf

Advice for parents and carers on supporting children concerned about COVID https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf

Helpful strategies for teens https://www.baps.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/03/FACE-COVID-by-Russ-Harris-pdf-pdf.pdf

 

Generic emotional well-being & mental health links

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/  This is a fantastic website that has details of books, weblinks, apps, videos and contains resources around emotional / mental health

https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/parents-and-carers  Healthy Young Minds in Herts

https://youngminds.org.uk/ Young Minds – Children and Young people’s mental health charity.  Filled with information and have a parents helpline

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/ This is the website developed to support the work of the Princes and their Heads Together campaign.  It is largely targeted at schools but lots of useful resources

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ Mood self assessment and online audio guides

 

Anger

Printable worksheets for teens on managing anger https://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-worksheets/anger/adolescents

Great resource for teens on managing anger https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anger.asp

Anger workbook https://www.seasonstherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/What-Causes-Anger.pdf

 

Anxiety

For Parents: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/information-for-parents-and-carers/worries-and-anxieties—helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers 

Managing Your Worries CBT guide for young people:   http://cedar.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/schoolofpsychology/cedar/documents/liiapt/Managing_Your_Worries.pdf 

Anxiety in Teens: https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-in-teens/ 

Young Minds information on anxiety: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/anxiety/ 

Many self help and other resources looking at anxiety, phobias and panic attacks: https://nopanic.org.uk/resources/  

 

Bereavement

Winston’s Wish  https://www.winstonswish.org/  – Young People’s area https://help2makesense.org/

Child Bereavement UK https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Hope Again https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/  Website for bereaved teens

 

Eating issues

Fantastic source of resources around problematic eating and eating disorders for young people and parents / carers: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ 

Supporting a young person with eating problems: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-eating-problems/ 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/eating-problems/

A guide for parents / carers supporting a young person with an eating disorder: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/uploads/documents/2017/10/carers-booklet.pdf 

 

Parents (Factsheets)

Worries & Anxiety:  https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/information-for-parents-and-carers/worries-and-anxieties—helping-children-to-cope-for-parents-and-carers 

https://www.justtalkherts.org/media/documents/toptipsforparents.pdf

Understanding Childhood (all age ranges) http://www.understandingchildhood.net/our-leaflets/

Parents guide to supporting anxiety: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-anxiety/ 

 

Resilience

Resilience worksheets:  https://positivepsychology.com/resilience-activities-worksheets/ 

Pack on building resilience: https://www.annafreud.org/media/3194/year7_help4pupils.pdf 

Resilience toolkit for young people: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/media/257099/resilience-toolkit.pdf 

 

Telephone helplines / Online Support:

Samaritans – Free Call 24 hours a day 116 123

Shout Crisis Text Line – Text Shout to 85258

Childline – Call 0800 1111

Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people – available till 10pm