The closure of schools and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a whole has the potential to be an anxious and uncertain time for children, young people, parents and carers. A reminder that at this difficult time school is here to support our school community in any way we can.
Our staff have put together some messages for all pupils and parents – to remind you all that we are thinking of you all at this time and looking forward to seeing everyone back at school – as soon as it is safe to be back.
Watch the video here – a message from Staff to the Blessed Robert Sutton community
On Firefly your child will be able to access a series of resources including Daily tasks and resources to promote good mental and emotional wellbeing at this difficult time. Please encourage your child to log on and access these resources.
Please find below the PIXL ‘Kindness and Well-being’ Challenge, offering 100 ideas and activities for students to complete. If children or parents use social media, they can share pictures using #PiXLBeKind, or share them with the school twitter account #BRSWellbeingChallenge!
wellbeing support for students
The closure of schools and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a whole has the potential to be an anxious and uncertain time for children, young people, parents and carers. It is therefore important to notify you of the option to access free online counselling to support mental health and wellbeing. Requiring no referral, the Kooth and Qwell services are available to everyone in Derbyshire to provide access to counselling support from 12-10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm on weekends, as well as 24/7 access to online forums where concerns can be shared and discussed. The Kooth service is for children and young people aged 11-18, up to 25 for children in care, and the Qwell service is for parents and carers whose children are aged under 18.
Another useful site for young people and parents who may be struggling during this difficult time is YoungMinds. They are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
As always we are here to help – If there are things that you feel we should be sharing that we are not please be in touch to let us know. We continue to be available to support all members of our school community.
care and stay safe,
The staff at BRS