Selina our Chill Skills tutor has been passing on useful resources for maintaining your Mental Health during the Lockdown.

We have sorted them into various age bands.

Last updated 21/09/2020

Primary age

Fun and engaging activities to occupy parents and children. Activities card delivered to your door every month. Perfect for 3-8 year olds.  Payment is needed.   https://mindfulmonsters.co.uk/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Paid_Social&utm_campaign=Mindfulness_Interest&utm_content=Mum_and_Daughter_Meditation  
An app to help younger children to sleep https://www.makebedtimeadream.com/  
help in providing some structure to your younger children day. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/home-learning-timetable-for-kids?fbclid=IwAR30GV8cXO_H7ERYDAhsCqBJ-10vfYlXqQaxsYGIaN31V5UK2AQTvpWLva4  
100 indoor activities and garden games https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/indoor-activities-for-kids  https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/garden-ideas-garden-games
For Elmo fans, great song to show how ‘belly breaths’ help to calm the monster inside of us. https://youtu.be/_mZbzDOpylA?fbclid=IwAR1G6_yIdrGW64F_cV05wijnhQLKoHxd9ED58c-8Whi_teKzCo4qpFkXSm8  
Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life
https://www.heysigmund.com/anxiety-in-kids/?fbclid=IwAR1l6wjrRIzj-lmQGx_V3ZmyYWxnATs8C-DDkLm0S2Llb_rR_pHHBMdYueE
5 KIDS YOGA POSES FOR SELF-REGULATION AT HOME OR CLASSROOM
https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2020/04/21/yoga-poses-self-regulation/?fbclid=IwAR3uqXEDlt-_PYmQxOxxMppVxIAgJfFMTndWkok4aI39tLx34wy49KOdyGM

Teenage

Age 13 to 25 support. The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services. https://www.themix.org.uk/about-us?fbclid=IwAR003ZnMOZknAeWCGYqbNYNsXn8LjF71wmxmFyl_j-NWj1t-G8FZpQTNnfc  
Menstrual Cycles & Mental Health
https://yoppie.com/pages/menstrual-cycles-mental-health

Adults

If your family is coping with on-going violence and challenging behaviour from a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, here’s some basic information as a guide only. Written from a parent’s perspective https://yvonnenewbold.com/resources-on-send-vcb/violent-challenging-behaviour-the-basics/?fbclid=IwAR3skCNQrjO5YTWomAqDG-hzW7kCYMHPquhVVNo60OhPWEQf4x0pL1JMGvg  
A helpful article for parents with teens. https://weneedtotalkaboutchildrensmentalhealth.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/2and-getting-through-lockdown-together-with-teenagers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3snNWvqSFFQWaCVpJSm5I6aEaZo84y9Hqe32LXyK0tupxESrWfvXRzgjA  
Anybody that does yoga or wants to try it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5CEOjPY_uw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3fUQ1H5OSylPUTiCgI79IiGtMZ21RaAwFoMF-PoNbg-JDxvkLKsmYy08g

Any age

Wigan Council’s unhappy place page
https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Council/The-Deal/Deal-Communities/Be-Kind/If-you’re-in-an-unhappy-place.aspx
Breathing exercises. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FUxbdx-SeOOo%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1SFUbPFaHRdpCETIrOkhr8leHuddh-iEqtq9erjpUN7WHGmVXFLetQZIw&h=AT2y0gKg5zZlVOT5q-jPWjTh7uN3yp-CSsIYMfWj6doXHk4M9THYagavE5qAbvtJhQ_asEVnVKHSz-UH_wcsXETjKEws3B6uzpiyDGKmJEZXb_xr4wJCBwXgTiQ6IEYm9CmTq-avo_h3uQ  
Stay safe and be kind. Wigan council advice. https://www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline/photos/a.10150111936230742/10158326679865742/?type=3&eid=ARDIUukMrKVCoxKJyGtDy9pnsz1JuJgR_2NFdnvi4IqHwPWurQTrflgw_4Ng2-ZxrLKNnb4Hq4FUc6MA&ifg=1  
Try matching your breathing to the swirl picture in the background. https://youtu.be/wMFbBct-p7c?fbclid=IwAR2mYsMDQGipVNyG_gHRd91koL9EVe68VINVfPkCf6mMYCxJgRaLh8Ga-fg  
Free online mindfulness course. https://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/mindful-self-care-for-troubling-times?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=240320&fbclid=IwAR3X21WjaqX-U9hBnfZwC8wA0svTZN7eAq8gwq4kNz0sy-45fWRlsmKz6sg
Supporting students with mental health issues, by Hallie Evans
https://www.mytutor.co.uk/schoolsblog/2017/07/21/student-mental-health-problems/
Childrens Society
Coronavirus Covid-19 information and support
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/coronavirus-information-and-support?
rehab4addiction’s Guidance on Coronavirus

Condition Specific Advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community
https://iocdf.org/covid19/