As we enter into the second week of ‘staying at home’, any novelty factor of not being in school may be starting to wear off for our young people.
To ensure we continue to support our students and parents through these unprecedented times we will be in regular contact to provide you with any information we feel may be of support to you and your family.
Our Learning Support team have put together some useful advice and guidance on mental well-being and safety whilst staying at home:
NHS Well-being While Staying at Home
The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental well-being and cope with how you may feel while staying at home: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
COVID-19 Liverpool CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Support
The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership has adapted as coronavirus impacts our everyday lives. Their partners are working hard to ensure children, young people and families get the support they need during this time: www.liverpoolcamhs.com/children-young-people/covid-19-liverpool-camhs-support/
Domestic Abuse – Guidance
We know that there are vulnerable people in our communities who will be more concerned than others about the prospect of staying at home for a number of reasons, including those who have been the victims of domestic abuse, such as violence or coercive and controlling behaviour. While all public services are adapting to new ways of working during this pandemic, our message to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse is clear: You are not alone and you don’t have to suffer in silence – we will still be here for you, no matter what.
Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police, Local Authorities and providers of domestic abuse support across Merseyside will continue working together to maintain essential services and contacts for anyone affected by domestic abuse during the weeks and months to come. www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-those-experiencing-domestic-abuse/
Merseyside Police is reminding parents, guardians and children to follow government guidelines while young people aren’t attending school due to coronavirus: www.merseyside.police.uk/news/merseyside/news/2020/march/parents-guardians-and-children-reminded-to-follow-government-advice-while-schools-are-closed/
We encourage you to follow the School twitter account @LiverpoolBCS as we will be providing regular hints and tips from our own staff as well as more local and national information to support and manage well-being whilst we are staying at home. Our Key Stage Leaders and the Learning Support Team will also aim to keep in contact with our students during this time to maintain a positive link to school and provide support.
If you have any queries regarding the above please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or with the Learning Support Team directly, if your child is known to Learning Support, at email@example.com
Our Key Stage Leaders can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.