Wellbeing

We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps even isolated from friends, family and others that we know are vital to keeping ourselves mentally healthy. It may even be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well. There are things we can all do to look after our wellbeing during this time. We have gathered some information, links and resources that can help keep you informed and help you stay healthy. 


Wellbeing support 

Gov UK provides the latest government advice about dealing with COVID-19.
Please click here.

Shropshire Council General Enquiries can signpost you to different types of support in our area 03456789000.

Social Care First Point of contact is for adults who require first-time help, support or advice about social care 0345 678 9044 (Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 5pm, and on Friday from 8.45am to 4pm). For emergency calls, you can still call the out of hours service on 0345 678 9040.

Beam is available for phone-based support for children and young people. They will offer advice and support on any concerns relating to mental and emotional wellbeing. Click here to find out more about their current service.
Click here to be directed to their website.

Kooth is free online support for young people. It provides online mental health and wellbeing support to young people aged 11-25 years in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a team of qualified counsellors who are online from 12-noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm, 365 days a year.
Click here.

Young Minds has information and support and a special link for parents and carers called ‘supporting your teens well-being’ – Click here. They also have a special link for young people called ‘coronavirus’ and your well being – click here.

Samaritans whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans can be contacted on 01743 369696 /116 123 (UK), they are open 7 days a week.
Click here.

Childline When you call 0800 1111 you will get through to a counsellor. They are there to listen and support you with anything you woud like to talk about. Or you can have 1 to 1 councillor chat online.
Click here.

ThinkNinja has specific COVID-19 content. This will bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis.
Click here.

STEM 4 provides support with mental health specifically for teenagers.
Click here.

Autism West Midlands offers a specialist service, providing support for adults and children with autism.
Click here.

Shropshire Larder – With more people facing hardship in our local communities, we just wanted to share with you some information about the Shropshire Larder. This resource is the most comprehensive directory of services for people living in Shropshire on a low budget. It has information on how to access a foodbank or community food project, and how to eat well on a budget. It also covers how to get support with benefits, housing, and debt – shropshirelarder.org.uk | Shropshire Larder | Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance | www.shropshirefoodpoverty.org.uk


Wellbeing resources

CAMHS Resources a collection of downloadable self-help guides relating to wellbeing
Click here.

Shropshire Council have put together a booklet specifically for looking after your mental health during COVID-19, as well as support information it contains activity lists which you can complete.
Click here.

Mind as well as offering support, the Mind website outlines some practical steps you can implement to support your wellbeing during COVID-19.
Click here. 

BEAM here are some useful guides:
A practical guide to coping with anxiety 
How to support someone with anxiety

NHS outlines practical steps you can take at home to look after your mental wellbeing – click here. 
They also have some advice and resources such as videos and quizzes if you are feeling anxious – here. 


Longlands Primary School Wellbeing Contact

If you have any concerns relating to wellbeing, please contact our School Administrator – admin.longlands@longlands.sat.coop who will be able to advise further.

 

 


Foodbank support

If you find yourself in financial crisis during the school holidays and need help with child holiday meals please contact Helen at the Foodbank.

Telephone: 01630 654007

Email:  referrals@marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk

Facebook page: Market Drayton Foodbank 

You do not need to be eligible for Free School Meals to qualify for this help.

As benefit funded Free School Meal vouchers are being given out these holidays, we expect families receiving these will not need child holiday meals from the Foodbank.