COVID-19 Tips and links for Parents/Carers
We hope you find this helpful in supporting your child/ren with regard to their SEMH needs.
As you will be aware, this is essential in terms of ensuring our children develop healthy bodies and healthy minds. We are aware that current changes and uncertainties at this difficult time can impact upon children/s social and emotional health and wellbeing.
We understand that we are only human and we will experience a wide range of emotions, feelings and thoughts, and in doing so it is important that we are able to express and feel supported with this.
At Rothwell Primary, we would like to introduce you to this social and emotional support folder, which is equipped with a variety of different links, resources and useful tips that may be helpful when supporting your children during this current time. Although it may be a challenging time that we are all experiencing right now, it is important to look at the positives it brings and help your children to identify the things that ARE within our control. Our lives can be very busy and stressful at times, so this is an opportunity for us to put the brakes on and take a step back. Many of you have been given a great opportunity, to spend quality time with our loved ones, discovering hidden talents and having fun in doing so!
We hope at this time the support provided on this page will be valuable to you and your children. We will continue to update the SEMH section on in the COVID-19 Information section.
Here are some useful pointers that can be of benefit when talking to your children about the Coronavirus-19;
- Remaining calm and reassuring is important when having a conversation with them.
- Making yourself available to listen and to talk will re-assure then when they are asking any questions they might have.
- Paying attention to what the children might see or hear on the television and online. Too much about the COVID-19 can lead to children feeling anxious or worried.
- Be honest and appropriate for the age/ developmental level of the child about what is going on in the world.
- Providing daily routines, to support your child’s wellbeing.
- Teaching your children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs can be done in a fun and informative way.
- Remind them to catch their cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue into the bin and wash their hands.
- COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is a new virus. Doctors and scientists are still learning about it.
- Scientists and doctors think that most people will be ok, especially kids, but some people might get pretty sick.
- The Doctors and Health experts are working hard to help people stay healthy.
Access to resources and links are available under the ‘covid-19’ section of the school website. Thank you.
Supporting mental health in children and parents
Social and emotional resources
ELSA support resources