Coping during the Covid-19 Emergency

As a school we are well aware of the difficulties that restrictions introduced due to the CV-19 emergency may be causing to to parents, carers, students and other members of the school community. We have been offered some advice and information about how to access help and resources that might be helpful and we have grouped details on this page and hope that you may find something that will be of assistance.

Suggestions from our Pastoral Team

Time Out for Parents: Handling Anger in the Family

This is a four week online course for parents or carers of children aged 11 to 16 years and is run by Future Hope starting on Wednesday 24 June 2020. Booking is essential but the course is free of charge to participants.

30-Day Well-being Challenge

Please follow the link to the 30-Day Well-being Challenge. This consists of 30 days worth of suggestions for enjoyable activities but please note that it was written before the CV-19 Emergency and some of the ideas will need to be adapted to take into account the current rules, so that they can be carried out while safely observing social distancing and other CV-19 related rules.    

Mind - specific support for young people

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support from Mind

Childline Calm Zone

  • Calming activities and tools
  • Breathing exercises
  • Yoga Videos
  • Online games for calming 
  • Videos about 'Ways to Cope'

Resources for Autism
  • Daily timetable examples and templates
  • Activity suggestions
  • Home learning advice
  • Anxiety management support
  • Mental health and well-being resources
  • Autism friendly Covid-19 information, including social stories and makaton 

Citizen's Advice Bureau

For help and advice on a wide range of issues residents of East Herts can contact the Citizen's Advice Bureau which is still operating by phone and email during the CV-19 emergency. Please click on the link for contact details.

Citizen's Advice Bureau - We're still here to help!   

Citizens Advice Bureau have just launched a short online survey, designed to find out whether people's access needs have changed in the light of Covid. The service has helped over 1,200 people by phone, email and webchat since lockdown and wants to be sure they are delivering their service in a flexible, efficient and user-friendly way; you can help by completing the Citizens Advice East Herts Access Survey online. 

Face Covid ebook by Russ Harris

Please click on the link to access the Face Covid ebook by Russ Harris 

Herts County Council Safe Space Information

Please click on the link below to a letter from Herts County Council Safe Space with links to information and resources you may find helpful.

Herts County Council Safe Space

Just Talk Webpage

There is a new JUSTTALK webpage offering MH and wellbeing support and advice to young people, families and professionals around Covid-19.  


NHS - Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries.

Young Minds
If the current news on coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, here are some things you can do.