Below are resources and websites that we recommend to help you with the emotional and mental health challenges you might face during this time. We hope you find them useful!
Rotherham SEND Local Offer Site
This website from the Rotherham team offers a range of ideas, activities, links and resources to support families. You can access the site at:
Talking to children about Coronavirus
Here are a range of resources to support talking to children about the virus:
"Hello. I am a virus" - Simple story to help explain coronavirus to children.
Social story to help explain what the coronavirus is.
Another social story to help explain what a pandemic is.
World Health Organisation information leaflet about helping children deal with stress.
Mental health and well being
Here are links to sites offering advice and help for mental health and well being:
A great website offering advice and support for children and families during this pandemic.
Another great site which provides a wealth of resources to support mental health and well being of children and families.
Mindfulness and relaxation
Here are resources and links to sites which can help with finding some calm during this situation:
"Finding the calm" - an activity pack of ideas to help calm the body and mind.
A range of free online meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals and music to help you relax and unwind.
Cosmic Kids is a free YouTube channel promoting yoga, mindfulness and relaxation activities designed especially for children.