If you are struggling with your own stress or anxiety you might be interested in visiting the sites below for some help, or you may wish to contact our Head of Wellbeing, Paula Kearney (BA Hons, MA, PGDE, PGDip), at email@example.com. Paula is a trained child and adult Mindfulness Facilitator and a CBT therapist who brings a wealth of knowledge from working with young people, parents and staff in a variety of different school settings. Although Paula will not be acting as a therapist in this role, any communication you have with her will be confidential and in line with our safeguarding policies.
The following links are also useful for giving you some insight into how to support your children during this (and any) stressful period.
The current advice is for us to keep our distance from one another. Although we need to physically keep ourselves apart this does not mean we need to completely disconnect.
Keep in touch with friends and family via text and Facetime. Make arrangements to talk to people at specific times, as if you were meeting up in person. You might even want to arrange virtual dinner parties or a friendly Quiz on apps like House Party.
Make a point of calling those who live alone, as this can be extremely meaningful. A simple phone call can do a lot to let someone know you are thinking of them and they are important to you.