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Useful Links

Learning Difficulties:
Mental Health 

NHS - Where to get urgent help for mental health.

Shout - Shout provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text, for anyone in a crisis, anytime, anywhere.

Young Minds- supporting parents help finder - Advice for different issues you may be experiencing with your child.

Young Minds - Coronavirus and mental health - Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - Government Guidance - October 2020.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) - Government Guidance - October 2020.

NHS - Every Mind Matters - NHS website with information on looking after your mental health.

NHS - MindEd for Families - MindEd is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.

Parental Controls Information - Guide to help parents set up the right controls and privacy settings on the networks, gadgets, apps, and sites they use to give children a safer online experience.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


NHS - Change for Life Programme - Guidance on easy ways to eat well and move more.

General Pharmaceutical Council - Search for a pharmacy using the easy-use pharmacy register.

NHS - Eating Disorders Information - Find local eating disorder support services by using the easy-use location register.

BEAT - Eating Disorders and Coronavirus Information - Guidance and advice to support eating disorders.

Sleep advice

Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

Infection Control - Exclusion Table



Childhood Bereavement Network - Guidance and support for bereaved children and young people.

Resources for Children & Young People 

Childline - Call 0800 1111 - Childline is a free service provided by NSPCC for children and young people to contact for confidential support.

The Mix - Essential support for under 25's - The Mix is a free, confidential support service for young people - from mental health to money challenges.

Rise Above - Rise above is a digital resource developed to address health challenges, including COVID-19, in a way that resonates with young people. It offers a digital hub providing young people with a safe and inspiring space where they can learn how to deal with the issues that matter to them and build their resilience and confidence.

Children’s guide to coronavirus (PowerPoint) -Resources to help guide children through the changes in our lives because of coronavirus.

My Hero is You (Storybook) - Storybook developed by and for children around the world affected by COVID-19.

Looking after your feelings and your body - Public Health England Booklet - An easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body.