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A website with lots of ideas to support mental health and free downloads

A website with useful ideas around home learning, and ideas to support family mental health


A highly useful document with links to good websites and support

Signs of anxiety to look for and ideas to help

There are lots of sensory ideas here which may help to keep your child calm.

Some children need a quiet activity to help regulate them.Others need a more active activity which then helps to calm them afterwards.

An article about setting up a self soothe box which could be useful for anxiety in children and adults

Derbyshire Health Care Trust’s new mental health support line went live on Monday 6th April and is now available between 9am-midnight every day.

It is aimed at patients and their carers, and Derbyshire residents of all ages.

People can call 0300 790 0596 if they are experiencing significant distress or anxiety at this time.

You can talk to somebody at The Samaritans. Their website is at and their free contact number is 116 123
MindUp is a charity set up by Goldie Hawn and which focuses on the social and emotional well-being of children. We use the MindUp curriculum in school to teach children about their brains and how we can be more mindful. MindUp have kindly added some resources for parents to use at home during this time. There is an information/resources page for parents here: As well as some really helpful information you can choose an activity, try something new, have a Brain Break together! There are some really lovely things to try! has some useful information and ideas for helping children look after their mental health and well being.