We understand there are many children and families who have high needs where there are not child protection concerns. We will continue to have these families in mind and do what we can to offer them the support and help they need when we are able to. Southwark Council has a webpage that you may find useful with details of support including a hardship fund for emergency support. The telephone number for the fund is 0207 525 2434
There are some age appropriate links re: Covid-19 for teens:
- Joe Wicks is doing a daily 30 minute PE lesson on his you tube channel
- Change4life fun generator app https://media.nhswebsite.nhs.uk/change4life/fungenerator/
- Chathealth (School nurse text messaging service) https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/our-services/community/school-nursing-service/chat-health.aspx
- Kooth (online and telephone counselling) https://www.kooth.com/
- Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat
The school nurse contact details are:
telephone 0203 049 477 (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 excl bank holidays)
Helpful resources for families during COVID-19 pandemic
Health for Kids and Health for Teens Information on COVID-19
Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Health for Kids and Health for Teens websites have been updated with information about the coronavirus.
These webpages provide children and young people with age-appropriate information to explain the coronavirus and the things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus and look after themselves physically and emotionally during this unsettling time.
If you having a ChatHealth conversation about coronavirus with a service user, these pages are a useful signposting tool which you can link to in your messages.
Health for Kids https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/staying-healthy/what-is-coronavirus/
Health for Kids: Grownups https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/healthy-minds/talk-children-coronavirus/
Parentline: Southwark & Lambeth Parents/Carers can contact school nurses directly via text for confidential health advice and support: 07520 631 130 www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/parentline
ChatHealth: Southwark & Lambeth Young People aged 11-19 can contact a school nurse via text for confidential advice and support or to make appointments: 07507 332 150 www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/chathealth
Doctors of the world translation of NHS information on COVID-19
Doctors of the World have produced Covid-19 guidance for patients in 15 languages.
So far we have: English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Turkish and Farsi. Please find them here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg
The guidance is based on the NHS’s updated advice and health information. Malayalam, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali and Arabic coming soon!
WHO/Save the Children
Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak, a one-page PDF created by the World Health Organisation to print and share. Hosted on the Save the Children website: https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/helping-children-cope-stress-during-2019-ncov-outbreak
Mental Health Foundation
Advice about talking to children about scary world news: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news
Advice if children are upset by the news (this includes generic information about dealing with topics in the news that may be upsetting or scary): https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
A more dedicated page on Coronavirus: What is the new virus and what's being done about it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
Save the Children
Frequently asked questions about the virus, as well as advice for discussing the situation with children: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/how-you-can-help/emergencies/coronavirus-uk-outbreak-facts#coronavirus
Attention Difficulties Resource Pack
This online resource pack has been developed by Lambeth Educational Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Clinical Psychology services. It is for use by educators in educational settings and for parents and carers. The resources can be used for children who find it difficult to concentrate, listen and sit still in class. http://www.lambethschoolservices.co.uk/Article/42222
Online Home Learning Resources
Some resources to help with students at home during school closures:
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums. https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
This is the free curriculum including everything from preschool activities to 12th grade. https://allinonehomeschool.com/
List of thinking games by grade https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
More free learning websites:
Additional resources: BrainPop, Curiosity Stream, Tynker, Outschool, Udemy, iReady, Beast Academy (Maths), Khan Academy, Creative Bug, Discovery Education
Educational YouTube Channels: Crash Course Kids, Science Channel, SciShow Kids, National Geographic Kids, Free School, Geography Focus, TheBrainScoop, Kids Learning Tube, Mike Likes Science, Science Max, SoulPancake