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Wellbeing for families during school closures

This challenging time may be causing heightened levels of stress for many children, as well as their parents and carers. Here are links to some useful wellbeing resources to help children and adults to prioritise their mental health.

We are posting wellbeing packs with calming activities for your children on DB Primary at the start of each week. The packs can also be accessed at the bottom of this page.


Explaining coronavirus to children

A blog by the children's mental health charity Young Minds on talking to children about coronavirus:



An informative coronavirus comic for children:



A book about coronavirus for children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler: 





A cartoon explaining the virus to children:





Wellbeing resources for families


Useful advice for families from the children's mental health charity Place2Be:



Information from the Anna Freud National Centre for Families:



Support for parents and carers from the NSPCC:



NHS article outlining 10 tips on how to cope with anxiety about coronavirus:



Mental health services for children

Contact details for a 24-hour mental health helpine for children in Wiltshire run by the NHS:

01865 903777 - 9am to 5pm on a weekday

01865 901000 - 5pm to 9am on a weekday or on weekends


Website to signpost children in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing: www.onyourmind.org.uk/


Childline counselling support: 0800 1111


Mental health services for adults

MIND helpline: 01225 706532


Samaritans helpline: 166123 (freephone)


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably):



Meditation, mindfulness and yoga

For adults

Free online meditations from the Headspace mindful meditation app:


Free online yoga classes:



For children

Children's yoga and meditation videos:


Free meditations and information on children's yoga from Calm for Kids:



Weekly wellbeing packs

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