For information about how to support you and your child's well-being during this time.
All organisations are working tirelessly to manage the continuously changing and developing situation of Covid-19; In light of this, we wanted to share with you some helpful links that focus on how we can all look after our mental health and emotional well-being during this time. We are aware that you have already been provided with significant medical and practical advice on how to manage the virus pandemic within your setting and therefore are focusing here on looking after mental health and emotional well-being.
Young Minds have published great resources and ideas about things adults and young people can do to manage any stress and anxiety they may experience in relation to coronavirus:http://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
They also have a mental health advice line available for parents operating between 09:30am-4pm, Monday- Friday: 0808 802 5544
The following Young Minds link addresses how to look after your mental health when self-isolating:http://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/
Every Mind Matters provides general information about looking after your mental health which would be relevant during this challenging time as much as at any other time and provides top tips to improve emotional well-being: http://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Mind website provides useful information about how to cope if people feel anxious about coronavirus, how to manage staying well at home if being asked to self-isolate and taking care of your mental health and well-being among other tips and advice: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Mind Hertfordshire Network provides a crisis helpline for anyone experiencing mental health distress or requiring emotional support and signposting. Professionals, family/ friends can call on someones behalf with the individuals consent. Crisis Helpline number: 01923 256 391 or visit http://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/
We will be providing a weekly update via the Healthy Young Minds in Herts website. We will also ensure that there is helpful safe advice around managing self-care. There will also be a webpage for young people and families, focussed on how to cope during periods of self-isolation, appearing very soon on http://www.justtalkherts.org/just-talk-herts.aspx
Mental well-being describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.
Our mental well-being is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
If you have good mental well-being you are able to:
- feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
- feel and express a range of emotions
- build and maintain good relationships with others
- feel engaged with the world around you
- live and work productively
- cope with the stresses of daily life
- adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty
Below you can find some useful links to well-being information including mindfulness, tips and referrals.
Talking About Anxiety - Tips for Parents -
‘Five Steps to Well-being’ from the NHS website -
For information and support -
Mindfulness information from the NHS -
Hertfordshire Partnership (self referring available for a well-being service) -