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Teen Mental Health: A Guide for Parents


Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Physical Heath Why not start your day with 30 minutes of PE. Follow the link and complete it at home. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing Information from Mind to help you cope if: you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus you’re asked to stay at home or avoid public places you have to self-isolate   Mindwell Leeds: Information on Coronavirus Useful tools and signposting from Mindwell to help you prioritise your wellbeing.   Adjusting to hanging out at home Gem Turner Gem is an award winning disabled blogger and consultant who has a lot of experience of staying at home for mandatory rest periods. In this article she shares her advice on things to consider when self-isolating.   Free online tours of the best art galleries in the world Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. MindMate Website MindMate is a Leeds website for families, professionals, children and young people around youth mental health. If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. If you’re a parent, carer or professional, MindMate can help you support a young person you know. We would recommend hovering over the young person’s tab, clicking ‘games’ and then selecting ‘stresspot’, as this is a timely and helpful activity to do with your children.   Clear Fear App Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.   Calm Harm App Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change. Anna Freud Self-Care Strategies Anna Freud consulted with a wide range of young people to create a portal of self-care strategies to help young people to manage their wellbeing.  Advice to give to young people: It’s up to you to decide what helps. If it works, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, stop and try something else.  And you can help Anna Freud build an evidence-base for these activities by letting them know what works by clicking on the ‘Did this activity help your mental wellbeing’ button on each page.  This will help them decide which ones to research further.

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Free School Meals Eligibility

Free School Meals are administered by Leeds City Council and your child could be entitled if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit, if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, if you have an annual taxable income (as assessed by H M Revenue and Customs) which does not exceed £16,190

Please note, if you are entitled to Working Tax Credit you do not qualify for free school meals unless your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, or you are receiving Working Tax Credit Run-on. This is paid for 4 weeks after your employment ends or your hours reduce to under 16 hours per week.

If you do not have a current claim and would like to apply for Free School Meals, please visit the Council’s website link: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/council-tax-and-benefits/free-school-meals

Silvercloud Invitation to be e-mailed to Parents/Carers:

Northpoint have worked with Silvercloud Health to provide access to online support for parents and carers during the current situation.

The site has been designed by clinical experts with the aim of empowering you to think and feel better. The website includes programmes that are tailored to your needs. It contains easy to use content and interactive tools.

The online space is secure and anonymous. No identifying details are required apart from a contact e-mail address.

To access the site go to https://nhs.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ and enter the code ‘north’ when prompted.

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