January 2021

Isle Listen, our in school listening service, are providing free webinars to help support parents and students during lockdown. The sessions will be delivered by their schools coordinator, Steven Downward, and Lynsey Christian who is our Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.

To register please visit https://www.islelisten.im/in-schools/schools-webinars/.

Topic: Webinar for Parents – Who are Isle Listen?

When: Jan 13, 2021 at 18:30

Duration: 1 hour

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Topic: Webinar for Parents – Supporting Secondary School Children

When: Jan 15, 2021 18:30

Duration: 1 hour

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Topic: Webinar for Secondary School Students – Dealing with Challenging Times

When: Jan 20, 2021 14.00

Duration: 30 minutes




Mental Health Awareness Week.

Please see below for some useful YouTube videos and links -

(Isle Listen – Kindness)https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/17/ki... (The Guardian – Why Kindness is Important)https://www.islelisten.im/2020/05/18/differentbutb... (Isle Listen – Different but Better)https://www.islelisten.im/2020/05/18/5wayswellbein... (Isle Listen – 5 Ways to Wellbeing)https://www.islelisten.im/2020/03/18/socialdistanc... (Isle Listen – Staying Connected)https://www.facebook.com/IsleListen/ or https://www.instagram.com/islelisten/ (Lots of resources to help you manage your mental wellbeing)https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800 (BBC - MHAW and Being Kind 2020)

https://www.childline.org.uk/ (Childline generally has a lot of great tips on mental health and offers support)

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/ (NCCP – Self Care Activities)

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides... (Mind – How to seek help for your mental health)

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/suppo... (MHF - How to support someone with mental health)

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-...


Support for Parents and Carers during Covid-19 to help with online safety at home -

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools...


To help support students and parents through this difficult time we have collated a range of documents published by DESC and links to online resources designed to offer help and guidance.

Anxiety_and_Cornoavirus_Guidance_6_.pdf

FA_Helpline_information_sheet_IOM_17_4_20.pdf

Resource_Pack_1_1_.pdf


Isle Listen have vey kindly put together and shared a wide range of resources that you may find useful:

Help Sheets and Guides

These are short documents with tips and ideas to support mental wellbeing during this challenging period.

Blog_Staying_Connected_Through_Social_Distancing.pdf

Circle_of_Control.pdf

Deep_Breathing.pdf

Imagery.pdf

Maintaining_Eustress_in_Challenging_Times.pdf

Maintaining_Purpose_and_Positive_Habits.pdf

Positive_Communication_During_Times_of_Stress.pdf

Progressive_Muscle_Relaxation.pdf

Sleep.pdf

Talking_to_Children_about_Coronavirus_Covid_19_.pdf


Videos and podcasts

Isle Listen have a number of short videos and podcasts around current topics and mental wellbeing and they range from short tips, to personal stories and training content. They can be accessed via our own YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hKwq6bL2eOViwfCkMlU1A