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We hope that you will find the following information and links helpful, they relate to how to look after mental health and emotional wellbeing, especially during the current situation.
Herts Partnership University NHS Trust has created a free webinar for 'Wellbeing Supporting for Parents of School Age Children' - click here to watch it
The British Red Cross has put together activities to help children to build resilience and ease tensions during this time - click here
A webpage for young people and families, focussed on how to cope during periods of self-isolation: click here
Healthy Minds Network have launched a new early intervention and prevention helpline for children and young people aged 10-17 in Herts. The helpline will provide a safe , non-judgemental space to talk to a Young People Advisor or Mentor who will provide emotional support, advice and information, signposting and discuss coping strategies.
The Anna Freud Centre 'Schools in Mind' have created a video for parents: click here
Centers for Disease Control and prevention provide some helpful messages on how to talk to children about Coronavirus: click here
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 wellbeing: click here
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 wellbeing among other tips and advice: click here
A useful child friendly electronic book about coronavirus: click here.
More child friendly electronic books about coronavirus. Click links below.
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- ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-
- Hello! Story about Coronavirus for young children: https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-
- A social story about pandemics (Carol Gray): https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-
- A Social Story about the coronavirus: https://www.ppmd.org/wp-
- A comic exploring coronavirus to help young people understand:
ParentMail provides a reliable method of ensuring that you receive information sent out by Swing Gate as we can email and text the latest letters and reminders to you:
- No more trawling the bottom of children's school bags!
- No need to ask what happened to 'that note'!
- No more missed Parent's Evenings or other important events!
The service is free to parents. To register all we ask for is your name and email address. ParentMail is advert and spam free.
Use this link to WisePay to pay for uniform, trips, music lessons, milk and clubs.
Our parents association, Friends of Swing Gate School is run by the parents and organises social and fundraising events throughout the school year.