July 2020 Update
Survive Together is a community group that has been running since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, aimed at helping people in Leek, Cheddleton and the surrounding areas in a variety of ways. The Survive Together team is hoping to provide a community meal for families with children on free school meals or families who consider themselves to be in a difficult financial situation, due to being furloughed or made unemployed as a result of the pandemic. The meals will be available throughout the summer holidays for collection or delivery where collection is not possible and the meals will be free of charge. All food will be prepared in a commercial kitchen, following full health and safety guidelines. You can find the group on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/survivetogetherleek An order form will be posted on the group in the near future or you can contact the team directly at email@example.com to register your interest in receiving the meals.
Please find below links to Helplines, apps and websites which offer support and guidance for parents and children.
Action for Happiness create a monthly calendar which contains daily activities to improve emotional health and wellbeing. Take a look here.
Take a look at the Midlands Partnership NHS Families Health and Wellbeing Newsletter.
Support that is available while children are at home during the coronavirus
The Government has produced a list of resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.
- Re-Solv have asked Stafford-based Counsellor, Julie Tanner for her tips on coping with the current situation.
- MindEd educational resources for adults about children and young people’s mental health, which is relevant for parents and carers as well as volunteers, teachers, and other professionals working with children
- the Every Mind Matters platform which supports looking after your own and other’s mental health
- guidance on looking after wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
- guidance on supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health