As a school we have been aware of the difficulties that restrictions introduced due to the CV-19 emergency have caused for parents, carers, students and other members of the school community. As a result we created this page to post articles, information and advice that might help to give people a boost during the pandemic.
Although this page was created as a response to the pandemic, well-being remains an important concern so we intend to retain this information and hope that you will find it helpful.
Produced by our School Counsellor, Jo Axton, we hope that Wellbeing News will help to carry you through a happy and healthy Summer Holiday.
Please click on the image of Wellbeing News to go to the Newsletter.
Suggestions from our Pastoral Team
Families First Portal
Hertfordshire NHS Information for Children and Young People
Go Wild at Hudnall
30-Day Well-being Challenge
Please follow the link to the 30-Day Well-being Challenge. This consists of 30 days worth of suggestions for enjoyable activities but please note that it was written before the CV-19 Emergency and some of the ideas will need to be adapted to take into account the current rules, so that they can be carried out while safely observing social distancing and other CV-19 related rules.
Mind - specific support for young people
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support from Mind
Childline Calm Zone
- Calming activities and tools
- Breathing exercises
- Yoga Videos
- Online games for calming
- Videos about 'Ways to Cope'
Resources for Autism
- Daily timetable examples and templates
- Activity suggestions
- Home learning advice
- Anxiety management support
- Mental health and well-being resources
- Autism friendly Covid-19 information, including social stories and makaton
Citizen's Advice Bureau
For help and advice on a wide range of issues residents of East Herts can contact the Citizen's Advice Bureau which is still operating by phone and email during the CV-19 emergency. Please click on the link for contact details.
Citizens Advice Bureau have just launched a short online survey, designed to find out whether people's access needs have changed in the light of Covid. The service has helped over 1,200 people by phone, email and webchat since lockdown and wants to be sure they are delivering their service in a flexible, efficient and user-friendly way; you can help by completing the Citizens Advice East Herts Access Survey online.
Face Covid ebook by Russ Harris
Please click on the link to access the Face Covid ebook by Russ Harris
Herts County Council Safe Space Information
Please click on the link below to a letter from Herts County Council Safe Space with links to information and resources you may find helpful.
Just Talk Webpage
There is a new JUSTTALK webpage offering MH and wellbeing support and advice to young people, families and professionals around Covid-19.
NHS - Talking to your teenager
Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries.
If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, here are some things you can do.