Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR4 7QF

0191 5535968

office@barnesjunior.org.uk

Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve

Counselling Service

Mental health support for you and your family

We would like to advise all families that should any children or young people still like to access a session with our I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast school counsellor these sessions are still available via telephone or video sessions (via ZOOM). Should any other member of our community feel they would like to access their support also, please note that the service is also available.

In order to access the support please ring or text 07803 595 387 stating name and school. Sharon will then allocate your call to one of their counsellors who will contact you to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, you can email info@impactnrotheast.co.uk your request.

 

Mental Health Quiz

 https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=MentalHealthGeneric&gclid=CjwKCAjwvZv0BRA8EiwAD9T2VXEC9IHZppnitpb8n_cm5tPbYV3i2dvbs28DNev2my3BUQLIgK9PvRoCzUoQAvD_BwE

 Online Scams during COVID-19

Protect yourself from scammers Trading Standards are warning residents to be vigilant during the COVID-19 crisis and protect themselves from scammers. There are cases reported throughout the country where vulnerable people have been tricked into handing over bank cards, money and other personal details in the belief that they will be used only to obtain essential items like food and medication. Sadly, this hasn't always been the case.

 Our advice is to never provide bank details or bank cards to anyone and seek any help you need from family and friends wherever you can. If this isn't an option for you and you are self-isolating, help is available from the Council's COVID-19 hub.

If you think you may have been the victim of a scam like this, report it to us through the consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.

Uplift Associates are running online and distant learning courses for people who are unemployed and 19+. Sharon from IMPACT is delivering a suit of mental health and counselling courses for them should any one be interested in using their time productively.

 

Support Resources

Support for children - A really good guide to help children understand the current pandemic.

 https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf

I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast have various resources which we can email to families which they can complete together with their children. Contact info@impactnortheast.co.uk

A worry booklet you and your children can complete together.

Through my window, a really good interactive tool for children and families to explore the world through their children’s eyes.

 Friends resilience program activities to support anxiety.

 Access our problem solving self-help sheet, from our website helping children to develop positive thinking patterns. https://www.impactnortheast.co.uk/Media%20&%20Resources.html

 

Looking after your mental health

 The NHS's Every Mind Matters campaign has now released expert advice on how best to look after mental wellbeing while staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The advice contains practical steps a person can take and includes videos, tutorials and links to other useful resources: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

The Government has issued guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is also available.

Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-to-support-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Foodbanks

Sunderland - https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/17092/Need-support-or-want-to-help-

Durham & Sunderland –

https://durham.foodbank.org.uk/

https://sunderland.foodbank.org.uk/