Documents to Support the Reopening of Schools
St Lewis' Catholic Primary School Risk Assessment May 2020
REDUCING RISK AT ST LEWIS' CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
The following information has been circulated by Warrington Borough Council and is a list of resources to share with children about Coronavirus.
Resources for talking to children about Coronavirus
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 Newsround video clip for children
https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus Tips for families
https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children Conic book style story about coronavirus
https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals
https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506 A comic exploring coronavirus for young people
https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus
https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/calming-coronavirus-anxiety-children-everyone-else/#Update Advice for parents of children with SEN
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Advice from The Child Mind Institute
https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/ ELSA coronavirus story for children
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists
https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20UPDATED%20130320%20SD%20editsAH.pdf Easy read information page about coronavirus
Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted)
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time
https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ To support young people in managing virus related anxiety
https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news
Range of resources from American Psychiatric Association
https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/ Generic tips from Anna Freud Centre
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799 Generic tips to support good mental health
https://www.gozen.com website with activities to support children experiencing anxiety. Their YouTube channel has guided videos with relaxation, deep breathing and meditations
https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids List of creative ways to practice deep breathing
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Thinkuknow - How To Support Your Child At Home
Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. No doubt this is a worrying time for many parents and carers. Children will be spending more time online at home while they do their school work and socialise with friends - so how can you keep them safe and support them whilst they are online?