Mental Health Services locally and nationally
Support for children and young people including advice for carers.
NHS Crisis support team. For urgent calls, for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis contact the Rise Crisis team between 8am-8pm 02476 641799 or call 0300 200 0011 outside of these hours.
Shout Crisis Text Line- Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained crisis volunteer 24/7
Anxiety UK - advice and helpline – 03444 775774 (9:30am – 10pm Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm Sat & Sun) or text support on 07537 416 905. There is also regular online support groups you can register for –
Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing and-your-wellbeing/
Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak
OCD Action - phone support – 0845 390 6232
Place2Be Talking to children about coronavirus
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services are for people with mild, moderate and moderate to severe, symptoms of anxiety or depression living in Coventry, Solihull or Warwickshire. I is a self-referral service - - 02476 671090
Relaxation exercises -
Mental health Matters – a free 24/7 confidential helpline providing support across Coventry & Warwickshire- 0800 616 171
- Right-mindfulness and holistic well being
Two top books for children - The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackery. and The invisible string by Patrice Karst.
My personal favourites.
The Whole-Brain Child by. Daniel J. Siegel, and Tina Payne Bryson.
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive.
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen - Play is children s way of exploring the world, communicating deep feelings, getting close to those they care about, working through stressful situations, and simply blowing off steam.
Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne - Making room for real play instead of scheduled activities, the power of fewer toys, etc
Creating loving attachments by Kim S Golding. This book helps parents to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting.
The Explosive Child: by Ross W Greene PhD - A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.
Fun for all
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
https://www.wild-earth.org.uk/ - 12 week youth mentoring and leadership programme based in Coventry and Warwickshire
https://www.tinkergarten.com/activities Great resource for simple DIY activities that can be broken down into times, ages and skills
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Free stories for children of all ages.
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Go Noodle – You Tube (Hundreds of ‘brainercise’ dancing, strength and mindfulness videos as well as videos just for fun) www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured
https://www.gruffalo.com/activities/activities?fbclid=IwAR0XS7KgUM_gQQSzxAG9rGdNSl_M3t7FM b4awvupZ4xutAAguqbTTPGD6lI - Gruffalo themed activities
Self care activities for children and young people : https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
www.ptlibrary.org - Hogwarts digital escape room
- Leading experts in holistic health based interventions
- Yoga classes, relaxation and much more
- Yoga and mindfulness for children and young people
- Pilates for strength at the core
- For physical fitness, strong body, strong mind
https://m.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv?uid=AxW1XT0iEJo0TYIRfn6rYQ Daily PE/work out for children (and parents ) on YouTube. PE with Joe.
www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga Yoga videos designed for kids age 3+