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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Parental 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)

Caring for our children is an exceptionally rewarding but undoubtedly tremendously difficult responsibility.  To assist our parents we have collated some excellent sources of parental help and support.  Please be minded that we are always available to help our families - do not hesitate to contact our school.

 

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

Apps & Websites and General Wellbeing support   Sources of wellbeing support

 

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