Home learning: resources for mental health and wellbeing
Resources for mental health and wellbeing

Headspace is offering some meditations called 'Weathering the storm'. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. 
The Smiling Mind
This app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies. 
Cosmic Kids Yoga

This Youtube channel has free yoga and mindfulness videos, designed specifically for children. The colourful videos include yoga themed around popular children's TV and film and a selection of guided relaxation.   
Park Yoga
The Park Yoga team have started live-streaming their Sunday morning yoga classes. The sessions are suitable for the whole family, you can tune in live at 9.30am on Sundays, or watch sessions from previous weeks. 
See it Differently - Listening Room

See it Differently aims to help parents resolve their conflict in healthier ways. Parents can book a secure web chat with a 'listener' to talk about their relationships. 
Dorset CAMHS

Dorset Child and Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS) have lots of videos, help and advice to help you and your child during this time. 
Wellbeing tips for families

Our Educational Psychology Service have put together these tips for supporting you and your family's wellbeing during coronavirus. 
Young Minds

Young Minds has some great resources for supporting young people's mental health. There's also an advice page to help those struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus and the impact on mental health and wellbeing.   
Dorset Mind Your Head
Dorset Mind Your Head aims to help young people cope with the stresses and strains of life in different ways. Young people can access the resources, tools, support and information they need to build resilience, learn how to deal with difficult emotions and live a mentally healthy life.
Chat Health
Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service that enables young people in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the school nursing team. The sender will be provided with advice and information, or signposted to additional services.  

Kooth is an online service for young people in Dorset. It offers unlimited access to professional online counsellors and the opportunity to talk to other young people using the moderated forums. 
Child Mind Institute
Child Mind Institute is offering telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders. They also have a range of online resources to support families. 
Gratitude Journal

Getting children to complete a daily gratitude journal can help them focus on the people and things they are thankful for. Here's some great tips to get you started.  
Insight Timer
This app is free with meditations for parents and children. They focus on relaxation, managing stress, concentration, and sleep, as examples.
Anna Freud Centre

Getting children to complete a daily gratitude journal can help them focus on the people and things they are thankful for. Here's some great tips to get you started. 
NSPCC guidance
Practical advice on supporting your child if they're anxious or worried about coronavirus, including talking about coronavirus and keeping a structure or routine. 
Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters can help give you the skills to improve your mental health in a number of key areas including sleep, anxiety, low mood and stress. Answer a few simple questions to get an action plan that's tailored to your needs.  
Government guidance
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There is advice for a range of ages, as well as how to look after your own mental health. 
Other online resources
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