Please do not hesitate to contact school health nurses if you require any telephone advice/support on 01527 488780.
Citizens Advice website for debt and legal advice for families : https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
KOOTH Update – May 2021
With Mental Health Awareness Week kicking off this month from 10th-16th May, please see the link below to access our latest digital assets for this:
Mental Health Awareness Week Posters – VIEW HERE
Mental Health Awareness Week Activities Brochure – VIEW HERE
As always, all of our digital assets/resources can be accessed via Swivle at Promote.Kooth.com and these can be shared on your school website and social media accounts.
We are still running our #DontDoItAlone Campaign and you can find the full video alongside campaign resources HERE
Upcoming Live Forums:
Please note the upcoming Live Forums on Kooth for young people to access during May are as follows:-
Ø Wednesday 5th May – Accepting Your Body
Ø Monday 10th May – Safety on the Streets
Ø Friday 21st May – Making Friends & Connecting with Others
Ø Wednesday 26th May – Looking After Our Communities Building Self Esteem & Confidence
(For further information, please click HERE to view the May Live Forums Topic Calendar)
Requesting further support:
As always, please do reach out if you would like to book any virtual Kooth assemblies for your students. These can be booked using the Booking Form Here
We are currently receiving many booking requests for May and beyond, so please do contact us if you would like an assembly to avoid disappointment!
Kooth is also here to support schools with upcoming Y6/Y7 transition days and Welcome Weeks.
Please keep an eye out for a mid-month email sharing the details of our FREE Eventbrite Transition Support Workshops for staff that would like further information on how Kooth can support young people during their transition from Primary to Secondary School.
Remember to Follow us on Social Media:
Spotify: Kooth Podcast
Twitter: @kooth_plc / @DKooth (for latest local updates)
For our February update, we are really excited to Launch our #DontDoItAlone Campaign and share the final video below.
As part of this campaign the Kooth team have created some amazing content that young people can access by signing up to Kooth:
Don’t Do It Alone Activities:
- Practice Asking for Help
- Send a Letter to Someone you Love
Express Yourself Activities:
- Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
- Create a Positive Word Board
Express Yourself Hub Article – This piece links in with other articles about expressing yourself.
Don’t Do It Alone – Featuring quotes from the celebrities, links to the video and information about reaching out and getting support.
Our content team will be releasing a 10-minute podcast for the campaign. It will be published on 5th February on our Kooth podcast and Spotify page. Please see the link to access previous and upcoming podcasts.
Please find attached the Live February Forums Topic Calendar, and below the link to access upcoming Free Eventbrite Update on Kooth sessions for professionals in Hereford and Worcester. Please feel free to share with teams and colleagues accordingly.
As always, please do reach out if you would like any further information, have any questions, or would like to book virtual support.
https://calmharm.co.uk/ Calm Harm is an app to help young people manage the urge to self-harm.
Click here for more information on PACE (Parents against Child Exploitation)
Get Safe Leaflet for Parents (Criminal Exploitation)
These webpages provide children and young people with age-appropriate information to explain the coronavirus and the things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus and look after themselves physically and emotionally during this unsettling time.
Health for Kids
Health for Kids: Grownups
Health for Teens –
https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/innovation/bestie-1171/ BESTIE is a new online resource and app designed to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Kooth.com -Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ (online/offline safety advice for parents/carers)
Click Here – Online safety at Home from Thinkuknow
Chat Health – School health nurse texting service – Click HERE to view the poster
Young minds crisis messenger – Text YM to 85258. https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/
Self-help Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing (Information/Support) – Click HERE
HOW TO EXPLAIN THE CORONAVIRUS TO YOUNG CHILDREN
Click HERE to view a booklet that explains the coronavirus to young children.
Mindfulness and Wellbeing On-Line Resources
During these unprecedented times, we wanted to reach out and support you with some free on-line resources that have recently been set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has never been a more challenging and important time to encourage you and your pupils to draw on their mindfulness skills.
- ‘Worry Bug’ activity (see link below) is a useful resource for anyone who has young children who are feeling a little anxious at the moment. https://www.therapistaid.com/interactive-therapy-tool/worry-bugs
- Headspace are very generously offering all school teachers free subscription to their app. You can find details below.
- The charity Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) are offering free daily practice sessions for everyone! Staff, pupils and families. From beginners to experienced and all ages. Please see links and information below:
These drop-in sessions are intended to nourish, support and connect us with each other through these unprecedented times.
- A MiSP Patron, Jerome Flynn, explains why you should join us to #SitTogether …
More information on the talks, including accessing podcasts and more speaker information, can be accessed here:
- Please find links to other mindfulness resources below:
- https://oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts/ (OMC mindfulness podcasts)
- https://www.keepcalmer.co.uk/ (Free online meditation sessions)
- https://mailchi.mp/gaiahouse/gaia-house-online-dharma-hall?e=c49ae30a3f (Online meditations sessions run by Gaia House)
- https://www.headspace.com ( 10 free intro sessions)