1. Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19 – Free online course provided by Future Learn
The University of East Anglia has designed online training for teachers, supporters, guardians, and parents of children affected by the current COVID-19 situation, participants will learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the pandemic.
The training will cover:
§ Impact of COVID 19 on mental health/anxiety in young people
§ What is anxiety and its causes
§ Importance of support
§ Guidance for parents
§ Spotting symptoms
§ Advice/treatment and support
The training will take approx. 2 hours a week for 2 weeks, to access the training you will need to register via the following link: www.futurelearn.com/courses/youth-mental-health-during-covid-19#
2. ThinkNinja: a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds
The app is available to download free of charge during the coronavirus crisis - Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.
For more information on the NHS Apps library and to access Think Ninja please use the following link: www.nhs.uk/apps-library/thinkninja
3. Supporting your child’s emotional resilience during Covid-19: Free Online course from Bright Sparks
The free 2 hour online course is designed to support parents of children aged 4-11 years during this time and aims to help parents and caregivers to understand and develop emotional resilience. The course will consist of recorded lectures, presentation slides and interactive questions, and participant will:
§ Understand how to help children build and strengthen their resilience
§ Feel able to support your children to develop general coping skills and mechanisms that help your child with common challenges of everyday life
§ Support children to adapt to issues and change in the home environment
§ Improve parent self-confidence
§ Identify the early signs of mental health issues
§ Gain practical support strategies and interventions, signposting and guidance will be given to help learners to feel confident in encouraging and maintaining positive mental health and building emotional resilience in children and young people.
The course is available until the 12th June – with Bright Sparks ending the course at 11am on the 12th June with a 1 hour live Q&A with our course tutors where you can ask specific questions.
To register for the training please use the following link: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk/er-covid19