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Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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Covid -19 support for pupils

We understand that some of our pupils may be presenting with high anxieties regards Coronavirus/Covid 19. Please see below some resources to help support anxiety reduction.

With each pupil's need presenting differently our Therapy team are on hand to support with specific concerns. If there is something you would like us to support your child with please email our Lead Therapist Liz Burns: lburns@springfields.wilts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Social Stories:

These social stories can help explain what Coronavirus is and its effects for pupils.

Primary Phase:

 

Key Stage 4:

 

 

Social Distancing Social Story

This social story helps to explain why limiting social contact is important:

 

E-book  - 'Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus', by Molly Watts Intensive Care Nurse at Southampton Children's Hospital.

 Lockdown Social Story:

Coronavirus - a book for children:

 

Sensory handwashing:

Some of our pupil's have sensory difficulties and can experience distress or struggle with the experience of hand washing. Please see below a link to some advice for encouraging and improving hand washing for pupils with sensory needs.

https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506

 

Visual Sequencing to support handwashing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness:

 If children need calming strategies this is an app they can use independently:

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https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

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https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/

 

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https://www.calm.com/

 

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https://sam-app.org.uk/

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https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/happify-for-stress-worry/id730601963

 

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https://www.moodtools.org/

 

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obzFP6eEGAg 

 

 

Wellbeing Support:

https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/blog/

https://www.facebook.com/stopbreathethink

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

 

General Health and Wellbeing Support:

Anxiety UK – 08444775774

Bipolar UK – www.bipolaruk.org

Child line – 08001111          

Community mental health service (CAMHS) – 01865 903777 (Melksham) – online link for information and self-referral form https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/carers/

Depression – www.depressionalliance.org

Domestic violence helpline – 08082000247

Eating disorders (Adults) – 08456341414

Eating disorders (Children) – 03456347650

Family lives (Deal all aspects of parenting Inc. bullying) – 08088002222

FRANK (Confidential drugs advice service) – 03001236600

https://www.giveusashout.org/ - text helpline for anxiety

MIND (Mental health problems helpline) 03001233393 - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

NSPCC – 08088005000

OCD UK – 08451203778

PAPYRUS (Young suicide prevention society) – 08000684141

Relate (relationship advice) – 03001001234

Rethink mental illness – 03005000927

Samaritans – 116123 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact

 UK Drugs helpline – 08000241477

Young minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/