Parent Support Resources 

Here you will find downloadable worksheets, inspirational images and other resources which can help you while you are isolated. 

click the logo to go to the organisation's website 

Some have been created by Open Minds and IMP;ACT, and where possible we have credited the source of those we did not create ourselves. 

Everytime you see the lightbulb it means there is a link to a downloadable resource
- click the lightbulb for a bright idea! 

parent's guide to family well-being 

parent's guide to Covid19 and kids 

sleep guide for kids and teens 

build your happy place game 

Child Psycholgist

Doncaster CAMHS are providing telephone support https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus 

 

Children Embracing in Circle

National Autistic Society have a dedicated section on their website with information about coping with coronavirus, including tips for both autistic adults and families of autistic children for coping with the emotional impact, supporting mental health, and Social Stories to help explain what is happening for carers/parents to use.

autism.org.uk

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

Book Shelf

Moodjuice have lots of resources for people to download and use for self-help https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/professional/index.asp 

Children's Race
Children Heaping Hands
Gay Couple with Daughter
Sandy Beach

A 10 minute exercise in body centred mindfulness for children (or anyone). Helpful for grounding if feeling anxious.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2908/finding-your-balance.pdf

Art Class

DARTS have activities around art and music and more to help during lockdown 

https://wearedarts.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/wearedarts/

Rainbow Color Lights

Anger management

Traffic light poster to help parents deal with anger and conflict in the family, with suggestions about how to behave/things you might say to diffuse the situation.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2929/when-emotions-explode-poster-parents.pdf

Nurse Checking Girl

If parents have any non-urgent concerns about their child's health, or want to contact the Doncaster School Nursing team they can do so via our Single Point of Contact (SPOC) 01302 566999 where they can speak to a member of the team for further advice or self-refer their child to our service. 

 

Teenager

Young Minds has a section on their website aimed at supporting young people with anxiety around coronavirus including a section about looking after mental health while social distancing/isolating. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Helping Hands

https://sparkandco.co.uk/

Spark & Co. | COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub

COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub At Spark & Co. we normally run community events for women. However, given that COVID-19 has hit BAME groups harder, we decided to create this resource hub. In it, you will find curated links to organisations and information designed to help those from BAME backgrounds. 

Sporty Teens

A blog with many free resources, especially helping parents connect with teens.

 

You can also pay to subscribe or download.

Some articles have a strong American Christian lean, but others don't. 

Children coloring
Nurturing Growth

Hope clouds – an activity that can be used by anyone to help hang onto a sense of hope that things can get better

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2900/hope-clouds-activity.pdf

Star String Lights

Printable Star Qualities poster which children can use to talk about and identify their own ‘star qualities’ and add them to the poster.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3533/star-qualities-final.pdf

Burst of Light

Self esteem

Worksheet to encourage young people to think about what positive qualities they have

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/how-many-positives-activity-sheet/

Group Discussion

Creative Support Doncaster are offering wide ranging support to families and individuals during and beyond the pandemic. 

www.creativesupport.co.uk

Man in sweatshirt on beach

The Samaritans are available 24/7 free on 116123 for anyone experiencing suicidal thinking or distress   

 

Phone Operator

the following helplines are all available for different ages and levels of support need: 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Expecting a Sibling

A site filled with resources for parents, including videos to help you cope during the pandemic, and help with your children 

Children Meditating

slideshow for children to talk them through how stress affects their body and mood. Click 'log in as guest' to enter  

Children's Storybooks
School Supply

Dealing with emotions

Letter template to help children express and understand their feelings, with helpful suggestions to get started with identifying emotions.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2933/a-letter-about-how-i-m-feeling.pdf

Bullet Journal

Well-being

Ideas for activities the whole family can join in with to promote well-being while coping with lockdown and school closures

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3750/wellbeing-activity-calendar.pdf

Kids Painting

Save The Children also provide help/support and advice in other areas for children and families during and beyond lockdown 

with thanks to, and the essential support of our funders 

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