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Local Resources

ChatHealth, our school nurse text messaging service:  Students from year 7 and above can access Chat Health. 
Text 07520616070 to speak with a school nurse for any emotional support or health advice (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.00pm, except bank holidays)   www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/luton/chathealth

Parentline:  Parental text support service
Text 07507 331886 to speak to a Health Visitor (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays). www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/luton//parentline-luton

Luton sexual health services:  www.lutonsexualhealth.org.uk

TOKKO youth space: www.tokko.co.uk
Tel:  01582 544990 Luton LU1 2QP

Youthscape: www.youthscape.co.uk

ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity:  www.eric.org.uk

Luton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service:  www.camhs.elft.nhs.uk

Luton sexual health service:  www.lutonsexualhealth.org.uk/ 01582 497070 the Mall 1st floor Luton LU12LJ

Total Wellbeing:  www.totalwellbeingluton.org/03005554152

National Resources

How to talk to your children about Coronavirus 
www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups/healthy-minds/talk-children-coronavirus

Women’s Aid Covid 19 Domestic Abuse Resources:
www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-and-support-resources/. 

What is Coronavirus?:  www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/coronavirus/what-is-coronavirus

BPS guidance - www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

BACP guidance around managing anxiety
www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak

Anna Freud links:  Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption 
There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young peoplewhich may be useful.

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff:
www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: 
www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: www.youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus

Carers UK - Guidance for carers:  www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic:  www.mindheart.co/descargables

Amaze - information pack for parents:   www.amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education.  You can download it here: www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/V4%20Coronavirus%20advice%20for%20schools%20poster%20020302%20EDU15.0.4%20%282%29.pdf

 
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