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Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)

Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household. Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

Find the help finder here:

Hillingdon Young People Thrive Service.  

Who we are
We are Hillingdon Young People Thrive offering online wellbeing webinars for 16-25 year olds in Hillingdon. We are a new service and currently working with Hillingdon NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver webinars during the Covid-19 pandemic from July to November 2020 to support young people in the area.

What we do
We aim to tackle the causes of poor mental health before they get more serious through a series of webinars on common mental health problems. We will be helping young people to get a better understanding of various mental health problems, and how they can cope with issues they may face.
All our webinars are delivered using Zoom. The webinars are delivered by a trained therapist and and can be accessed through a smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Get in touch
Visit this website for more information: or if you would like a chat please contact:
Zoe Kattah
Head of Young People Thrive Service
Tel: 0208 364 8400 ext 0225 | Mob: 07809 342 939
Working Days: Tuesday - Friday



The SEND & Inclusion service have published some key communication with various parent/carer groups and we’d appreciate it if you could also share with your parent/carer community. 


LBH Communication for Parents / Carers 

The Send Advisory Service will be offering support to parents, of children and young people with SEND and the professionals that work with these families via an advice line.  

We can help with resources/activities or just general advice during these uncertain times.


You may wish to contact us to discuss the following: 

  • Resources or advice for children and young people with Autism
  • Resources or advice for children and young people with sensory impairment difficulties
  • Resources or advice for children and young people with other Special Educational Needs
  •  & Disabilities
  • Fun activities for the whole family
  • Activities to help keep children and young people who are attending educational settings
  •  engaged
  • Support with successful risk assessing (educational settings)
  • Sign-posting to existing council services


Further details can be found here: SAS Advice line


Please see some useful information here: Covid Resource Bank

Please print off and share with your parents.


Other support - Health


Kooth is a safe, confidential and anonymous mental health and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through any connected device.


KOOTH online emotional wellbeing support



Supporting Pupils with understanding Coronavirus -SEND & Inclusion

Resources for Schools and Parents


We all realise how difficult it can be trying to talk to children and young people about global crises. As psychologists we are often asked about how much to tell children, how and when to talk to them, and how we can feel prepared for challenging conversations. We have therefore started to compile a list of resources and helpful websites for you to use over the coming weeks.


Anna Freud Self-Care Infographic

Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies    

BPS Talking to Children about Coronavirus

Coronavirus Social Story

Coronavirus Workbook

American Psychological Association: Information on Pandemics (a wide range of resources)   

BBC: How to protect your mental health    

CBBC: Video and Questions 

ChildMind: Talking to Children 

ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children   

National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources  

Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus 

NHS England - Every Mind Matters


Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the News

Dawn Huebner. How to process different world events (ages 6-12).


The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back

Margot Sunderland. A story for children who have lost someone they love (ages 4-12).


Draw on Your Emotions

Margot Sunderland. A resource to help people express and communicate their emotions. 


What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids

James Crist. A help guide to processing fears and worries (ages 9-13).


Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Carol McCloud. Encourages positive behaviour and expressing kindness and appreciation.


How are you Peeling: Foods with Moods

Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers. Explores how emotions look through pictures of Foods. A good way to talk about emotions with young children.


The Way I Feel

Janan Cain. Explores feelings and a helpful way to talk about emotions with young children.


A Terrible Thing Happened

Margaret Holmes. A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma (ages 4-8).


Free Membership for Carol Gray's Social Stories Club 

Carol Gray, is the sole author of Carol's Club which now offers a FREE online subscription. The Club gives members access to a range of Social Stories via PDF or Word, which can then be adapted for your students or young people. Please click on the link to sign up!   Carol's Club Membership



Widgit wants to help its community of symbol users during the Coronavirus crisis and so they are launching an extended and enhanced trial of individual Widgit Online accounts. The account will run for 30 days and will include access to the extensive range of Widgit Online resources and examples and, crucially, will NOT have a watermark when pdfing (and printing) resources created.

Anyone who has already signed up for a free WidgitOnline trial in the past 21 days can add the code to access the enhanced version, so will not miss out!

They will also, shortly, be adding a new set of symbols to reflect Coronavirus, to Widgit Online via an automatic update and through a download update for InPrint 3. This should allow users to create their own supportive, symbolised documentation about the crisis.

Widgit Online 

Code: WIDGIT30





Even during lockdown GRoW is fully operational and all staff are working from home providing friendship, advice and support to as many women we can.

Unfortunately we are unable to do outreach work and we are doing our best to reach out in other ways.

Please click on the link below to see what we are currently offering.[UNIQID]

Best way to keep in touch is facebook

If you need any support and services please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Saeema Yusuf

Engagement  -  GRoW programme

Belina Get Ready for work

07882 955273


Supporting women into employment enterprise and training across London


Supporting Pupils with understanding Coronavirus - SEND & Inclusion


COVID19 Social Stories

A selection of social stories to support understanding of topics related to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

The current Coronavirus situation around the world can cause uncertainty and anxiety for all of us. For some people, such as those with communication difficulties or conditions that impact their ability to understand the situation, this can have an even greater impact. With this in mind, we have created a set of social stories to address some key aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Please use this link to access On this LGFL link. 



Easy to read resource on COVID19


This is a useful, visual resource for supporting children and young people and parents/carers with English as an Additional Language to understand more about COVID 19 Advice on the Corona Virus


Coronavirus and Bereavement


The Hillingdon Educational Psychology Service have developed a resource pack for the benefit of children and young people who may experience loss at this uncertain time. Coronavirus and Bereavement Resource Pack  April 2020

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