We will get through this together...
The advice for everyone is simple "stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS". The impact of the current global pandemic has an impact on every single one of us in different ways.
Clear guidance has been provided by the NHS to help parents to decide if they need to ask for help and, if so, who they should call.
We are sharing the following information and hope that it is of help. To view the document below in full screen please click on the arrow button to download the full PDF version to your device.
The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation have provided a useful guide to help you to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic.
They have also produced a helpful guide on how to share the scary news of Coronavirus with your child. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news.pdf
The guidance focuses on managing your mental health, working from home and keeping well whilst in self-isolation.
The Autism Educator
The Autism Educator has provided a helpful little story book that you can share with your child to aid their understanding of the Coronavirus, to reduce anxiety and to prepare them for a positive return to school.
Having a 'Growth Mindset' means that you make a conscious decision to have a positive outlook on things. Instead of worrying about the bad things in life, you focus on how you can improve them.
Research has linked the growth mindset with tons of benefits, including:
Being comfortable with taking personal risks
Having higher aspirations in life
Enhanced brain development
Lower levels of stress and anxiety
The whole world is currently going through a very difficult and stressful time. Throughout this pandemic we can use our Growth Mindset way of thinking to help us through.