Mental Health/Wellbeing/PE Active
HELPFUL WEBSITES & APPS FOR PARENTS
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Mental Health & Wellbeing Useful Apps
This app teaches mindfulness meditation principles to improve wellbeing.
Dragon in the Attic
This app, developed by GPs and a group of Year 6 children, aims to teach 8–12-year-olds how to make healthy choices for their mind and body. It uses a game where children are given a pet dragon to look after to build confidence and educate children about issues such as mental health and bullying.
This evidence-based app has been created to help young people build resilience to become stronger, happier and healthier. Activities use gaming techniques to help the young person tackle tough challenges, change what isn’t working and reach their goals.
Free online support for young people. Kooth counsellors are online Monday-Friday,
12 noon till 10pm and weekends, 6pm till 10pm.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health problem. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support and info.
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. So, if you are worried about anything, big or small – don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is there for you. You can visit the Childline Explore section for advice and information on a range of topics. Also, you can get support on the online message boards.
‘Everyone helps each other out and is going through the same things as me – it’s a really welcoming place’
Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show on your phone bill)
Free, confidential telephone helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.
Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)
Samaritans’ volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Call 0116 123 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24-hour service, free if calling from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)
B-EAT youth helpline
Online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Call 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturdays, 1.00pm – 4.30pm)
Kidscape are the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and sexual abuse. The website offers advice and practical skills on how to deal with bullying.
Remember, no-one deserves to be bullied. Nearly everyone is bullied at some time in their lives: by brothers and sisters, by neighbours, by adults or by other children/young people.
If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and quite alone but you owe it to yourself to try and sort out the situation so that the bullying stops.
It Gets Better Project
Project created to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. A place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can see clips of other people’s coming out stories.
The death of a parent, brother or sister is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face. At Winston’s Wish, they believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. The Winston’s Wish Helpline offers support, information and guidance to all those caring for a bereaved child or young person.
Helpline 08452 03 04 05 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9.30 pm)
Inexpensive and nutritious recipes
Nutrition information for families, including healthy, simple recipes for every meal
The Daily Mile at Home Challenge
“At Norwood Green we are committed to keeping our pupils and staff healthy and active! Each class participates in the daily mile during the school year and now you can do this at home with your families by clicking the link below to find weekly challenges! Send in photos of you and your children participating to show your teachers how you are getting on.”
Youth Sports Trust
Home learning resources -
Videos and resources with ideas for active play, games and personal challenges – also covers inclusion.
Change for Life
10-minute shake up games - Fun home ideas based around Disney characters and films. Some activities involve interacting with other children but many of these ideas can be adapted to suit individual home environments. Also has an app.
Get Set for PE
Facebook page Get Set 4 P.E.
Daily activities posted for Stay Home, Stay Active ideas.
Fun themed video activities designed for families. Also has an App.
Yoga, mindfulness and stories based around fun themes.
Ready Set Ride resources
The Youth Sport Trust have been commissioned by British Cycling and HSBC UK to design resources to help children to learn to ride. Using an activity pack, online video resources and app, parents and carers are supported to teach children the essential skills needed to ride a bike while having fun playing together.