UPDATES FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION
Please see the resource below that has been published about keeping calm and providing supportive parenting during the coronavirus outbreak.
AUTISM OUTREACH INFORMATION
A social story about the coronavirus from the Autism Outreach team to support pupils.
I have been alerted to these free resources that you might find useful on an ASD related website:
I do hope you find them useful.
HELPLINES AND RESOURCES
Catch22 have complied 2 fact sheets containing the telephone numbers and websites of several support services that children and parents can access over the few weeks whilst isolated.
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
DOMESTIC ABUSE HELP & ADVICE
24/7 helpline: 01543 676 800
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (managed Mon-Fri between 9am-3pm)
Facebook messages 7 days a week between 9am-9pm
Live Chat: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm (please note times may vary week to week)
Facebook @ pathwayprojectlichfield
Instagram @ pathwayprojectlichfield
Twitter @ PathwayGB
Monkey Wellbeing is a useful resource which has some free downloadable resources.
Please find link below:
Other helpful websites aimed at helping children understand the virus and to manage anxiety around what is happening:
This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. I hope that you find it helpful.
EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT