Information to support you and your family during this time.
- Meet Ollee (8 to 11 year olds) Your virtual friend. Stressed about school? Ollee can help with that! Frustrated by your family? Ollee can help with that too! In fact Ollee can help with lots of things – it’s the virtual friend you can always rely on. Link to the Ollee app
- Young Minds - Supporting Parents Helpfinder 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/carers can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Young Minds - When emotions explode. Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Mencap - Lots of useful information, advice and support on a variety of issues.
- Resources for Autism - resources and information for Autism
We know that uncertainty can be much more unsettling for individuals on the spectrum. As our ability to carry out our normal services is disrupted for the time being, we want to make sure that no individual we support, or their carer, feels alone during a moment of need.
- Parent Zone - How to work from home when your kids are around
Snap Charity - Coronavirus family guide - helping you to deal with anxiety.
Trauma Informed School - Lots of useful resources, including a short video to support you in talking to your child about Covid and a story read by Basil Brush and friends.
Contact -for families with disabled children
- Parent Information from Birmingham NHS
- Early help support information
- The Waiting Room - a wide range of community supported services.
- NEW - CAMHS resources -variety of downloads, websites, books, videos and apps to support families.
- Top Ten Tips to Help Your Child.
- Communication and Autism Help.
- Sensory Support Help.
- Early Years Inclusion Support.
- Educational Psychology Support.
- Learning Difficulties Support
- The Children's Occupational Therapy Service
- Booklet for families from 'Virtual schools'
- Coronavirus - A Book For Children - Click here to access a great book to read with your child.
- Letter from Birmingham Children's Partnership - We’ve all been through a tough time with Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns. For many families it can get harder over winter, which is why we’re here to help. Here are some of our partners’ most used services and support, which might make life a little bit easier.