We are all extremely aware of how important it is to look after our health right now. This includes our mental health as we deal with a prolonged lockdown – nine weeks and counting.
Mental Health Awareness Week has come along at just the right time to highlight the things we can do for ourselves as adults to stay well or to feel calmer in moments of anxiety and stress, and what we can do to help and support our children through this extraordinary time.
The South Area Primary Mental Health Team have put together some useful links and resources and important contact details of organisations that can offer help. Don’t forget that you can speak with a professional from the PMHW team (or other health professionals) on the Just Ask helpline every Tuesday and Thursday between 1 -4pm on 07785 477686. See details via the resources for young people link below.This link is aimed at teenagers but is worth a look if you have a child in P6 or P7.
This link may be useful to parents/carers.
This website links you to a variety of resources that can be helpful to support mental well-being including apps, websites, books and more.
Similarly this poster shows a wide range of services useful for parents of all ages of children and young people.
The Scottish government has recently launched the Scotland Learns site for parents to support learning at home. There is a weekly newsletter you can sign up for that will highlight new resources and materials:
You can access the Scotland Learns site here:
The most important thing for us all right now is to look after our own and our family’s health and well-being. Please get in touch if you need any help to access any of the resources above. Keep taking care of yourselves.