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Family Support & Wellbeing

Please find below information in relation to important support that is available during the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

You can discuss any of the support strategies below with a member of the school staffing team. Details can be found on the Contact Us page of the site. 

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Relax Kids have kindly created a free CALM PACK full of lovely exercises to help you all feel relaxed and calm during this unsettling time. This resource is available for free to support you and your family with managing anxieties and worries, which we are all bound to experience, during this strange period of our life. www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack

 

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Kooth is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.

To sign up, please visit www.kooth.com/

 

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Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics. To sign up, please visit https://www.qwell.io/

 

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The Anna Freud Centre has online advice for young people, parents and schools specifically related to the coronavirus.  Please see: https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/

 

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Useful in terms of supporting CYP’s mental health needs with CV-19, as there is information about supporting with mental health and managing with anxiety, OCD and eating disorders at this time. https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

If you have any concerns about a child, or want to have a discussion with a social worker during the current school closures, then you can find all of the relevant information on our Safeguarding Page: 

https://www.ivyhouse.derby.sch.uk/Safeguarding/

Local Area Support and Wellbeing

SEND support for parents in Derby during COVID-19 crisis

Council for Disabled Children

Scope Information & Advice

Contact, the charity for families with disabled children

Barnardos mental health and wellbeingChanging Lives - 5 ways to wellbeing

Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Sheffield Hospital Hibernation & First Aid PackGrowth Mindset Together

Looking After Yourself and Your Children