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Mental Health and Well Being

updated: 18.6.20

Information posters further down this page:

What Can You Do If You Can’t Sleep

Why Is It Important To Work Daily On Your Mental Health

Ways Student Can Work On Their Mental Health

Time Management Tips For Students

If Your Child Is Anxious About Coronavirus

Links to support families at home further down the page:

A tool kit for managing emotions

A resilience game

Information about building a child’s confidence and resilience

Helping children cope with change

Childline You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small. https://www.childline.org.uk/ or call 0800 1111 or there is a 1-2-1 service online.

CHILDLINE CONFIDENTIALITY PROMISE Confidentiality means not telling anyone the things you’ve told us. It means you can trust that we’ll keep it private. Only sometimes, if we are really worried about your or someone else’s safety, will we need to tell someone.

If someone has access to your phone, computer or device then they might be able to use this information to see whether you’ve used Childline. But there are ways to remove this information.

Top 3 tips for staying safe online

  1. Switch to private browsing or incognito mode in your browser
  2. Delete your cookies and internet history
  3. If you’re worried that you might be tracked, ask someone you trust to use their device

The NHS web link has a wealth of information to help and support adults, young people and children.


There is information relating to:

Feeling stressed, anxiety, fear, panic, depression, feeling lonely or the need to want to feel happier.

The information includes:

Self-help and support, helplines and support groups.

These two links have information and support about the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

The government information offers guidance about the coronavirus, what to do if you suspect the infection is in your household and other considerations about staying safe and healthy. The Citizens Advice includes information and advice about finding out your employment and benefit rights.

The Samaritans


If you need to talk, every six seconds Samaritans answer a call for help. They are there day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. The Samaritans are not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. They can give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They can encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time. Contact can be made by:

Telephone and calling FREE 116 123

By letter and post to Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING FK8 2SA

By email jo@samaritans.org

By visiting our local branches:

Shrewsbury: Swan House, Coleham, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ (16.1m from Oswestry)

Chester and District Samaritans: 36 Upper Northgate Street, Chester Cheshire CH1 4EF (24m from Oswestry)

Telford: 115 King Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1NU (24.5m from Oswestry)

A tool kit for managing emotions, including guidance and resources to use. These tools are designed to help children understand and manage their emotions and feelings, and stay calm and in control in the classroom, however, they can be used at home file:///C:/Users/Debra/Downloads/BOschLMtools-for-managing-emotions.pdf

A resilience game is a game that explores common scenarios that children may encounter in their day-to-day life at home, or at school. Helps with decision making and why? file:///C:/Users/Debra/Downloads/BOschLMresilience-game.pdf

Information about building child’s confidence and resilience file:///C:/Users/Debra/Downloads/BOschLMc37eb7223076b4368976cffd02c7fd3dd103d81a.pdf

Helping children cope with change file:///C:/Users/Debra/Downloads/BOschLMHelping%20children%20cope%20with%20change.pdf