Here you can find useful tools, links, resources and information to support children, young people and families during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please also refer to our important statement and response page for the latest announcements from YPAS here
Latest UK Government advice and information
Latest NHS England advice and information
Latest Liverpool City Council advice and information
COVID-19 Liverpool CAMHS Support
|The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership is adapting as Coronavirus impacts our everyday lives.
YPAS and each of the partners are working hard to ensure children, young people and families get the support they need during this time. The following document outlines the support available from each partner and how this support can be accessed.
If a child or young person is in crisis, they can call the crisis care line any time, but they should only present to Accident Emergency Department if they need medical treatment or are struggling to keep themselves safe in the immediate moment.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support For Returning To School
Back to school resources for parents and children from Alder Hey
Some parents, children & young people may be worried about going back to school after months at home. Alder Hey have collated lots of resources to help, including tips on dealing with anxiety, mindfulness techniques & lots more right HERE
A parent’s tips for home-schooling
Parent-of-two Rox explains how she has found juggling home-schooling and work so far, and shares her tips for what has helped. Check out this great blog on the YOUNG MINDS website, which also features lots of tips, advice and suggestions about where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
How to keep a work-life balance
We understand it is not an easy transition if you are now working from home. These tips will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental wellbeing. Have a look at this great article from FAMILY LIVES for some great advice.
TOP TIPS for protecting your mental wellbeing during lockdown.
Every Minds Matters
What to do if you’re a young person and it’s all getting too much. Click Here for guidance from NHS England.
Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to help and support a child or young person with mental ill health, suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviours. Click Here for guidance from NHS England.
There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy. Some children and young people have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled – with the coronavirus outbreak keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation. The NHS have a fantastic resource on their website dedicated to supporting young peoples mental health. Click Here.
Keeping Safe Online! We have put together some tips for parents and young people.
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How to fall asleep faster and sleep better
We all have evenings when we find it hard to fall asleep or we wake up in the night. You may also find this is happening more often during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel, mentally and physically, so it’s important to get enough. Great advice from NHS England #EveryMindMatters campaign can be found HERE
Parenting Through Covid
The Liverpool Early Help Service are still working to support families and will continue to do so. If you need information about childcare, family services, community support or SEND information visit their website HERE
What to do if you’re anxious about Coronavirus
If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, young minds have shared some things you can do www.youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
Creative activities at home
Download the free activity pack designed by the Tate Collective Producers. The pack is designed by young people for young people but anyone can have a go. Activities include: EcoPrinting – Lockdown Collage – The Humble Flipbook – T-shirt to – Wrap Top – T-shirt to Tote. The activities are accessible, utilising items from your home, your garden or local environment. We hope you find them useful, interesting and fun!
Download here: Tate Liverpool Young People’s activity pack
Resources and videos created by YPAS as featured on social media
|Safe Space – Guided Visualisation (PAUL)
|Safe Space – Guided Visualisation (DENISE)
|Breathing and Grounding Exercise
|Family Home Routine Tips
|Keep Active – Home Workout Routine
|Future Me – Write A Letter To Your Future Self
|Healthy Balance – As part of your day try and achieve a healthy balance of activities