This area provides information on how to support parents and carers through COVID-19.
These are difficult times for everyone but suddenly spending more time with your family can be daunting and bring up difficult emotions, so it is important that parents and carers feel supported during this time.
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Cruse – Coping with Trauma and Loss
Someone close to you may have died in sudden and/or traumatic circumstances. You may have witnessed the death, or the deaths and injury of others. This leaflet explains some common reactions and sources of help.
Cruse - Restoring Hope
This leaflet is about what you can do to help yourself, how others can help you, how you can help other people who may be struggling to cope after the death of someone close and where you can get more advice and support.
Cruse – Grief Within the Family
Our way of grieving is as unique to each of us as our fingerprint and this can cause particular problems when a family is affected by grief.
Cruse – Corona Virus Grief and Trauma
- If someone dies of coronavirus or complications resulting from the virus, a number of things may be particularly hard for family and friends to deal with.
Cruse – A Child's Understanding of Death
A child's understanding is different at different stages of development. Helpline: 0808 808 1677.
Kent Emotional Health & Wellbeing
A quick reference sheet for available services and when to contact
CCG Fortnightly update
This is a list of resources to support parents, carers, schools, colleges and children and young people during this Covid19 pandemic
Good Mental Health Matters
Developed by the NHS in Kent, Good Mental Health Matters is a free resource for Primary and Secondary school teachers, parents and young people.
Live Well Kent
We can help you improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is a free service for anyone aged 17 and over.
Mental Health Matters
We help people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and live life to the full
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In these difficult times SANE is continuing to offer help through our team of professionals and trained volunteers
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
The emphasis is on reducing immediate distress and support people to access services and opportunities available in the wider community.
Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Safe Havens can offer support to reduce immediate distress and support people to access relevant services.
Anna Freud Centre
A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff in school settings during period of disruption.
A free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults
Information, resources and a helpline for parents
Action for Children
A resource that helps parents/carers support children in managing life's ups and downs.