COVID-19: CAMHS Dorset Support

We know this is a worrying time and CAMHS Dorset is adapting as the Coronavirus impacts our daily lives.

Below you will find some resources that can provide some support, advice and guidance during this difficult time.

Parents/Carers

Apps

The following apps can be sourced via App Store or Play Store:

ACT Companion (use the password Together to unlock some sections free of charge)

Our Welcome to CAMHS leaflet also details several apps that you may find useful

 

Documents

A Guide to Working from Home - COVID 19

A guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty

Managing stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Local and national useful resources

Mindfulness activities for kids

COVID 19: ASD resource pack

 

Podcasts

The Discovery Project

Dr Jon Goldin on the coronavirus and child mental health

Coronavirus and helping children with autism: a parents guide

 

Websites and articles

Doctors of the World - Public Health England information on coronavirus available in 36 languages

New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics

The Discovery Project

ACT advice for difficult thoughts and feelings from your ACT Auntie

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Recovery Education Centre

BCP Council - a dedicated helpline for people in vital need of food and essential household items has been implemented and is operational from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.  Call 0300 1237052 or head over to BCP's website for more information.

MindMate - I'm a parent or carer - more useful resources for parents and carers

Dorset HealthCare - Carers  - information for those who care for others

Action for Children: Support for Parents

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Children (0 - 8 years)

Apps

The following apps can be sourced via App Store or Play Store:

Our Welcome to CAMHS leaflet also details several apps that you may find useful

Documents

Children's Guide to Coronavirus

Freddy, School and the Coronavirus

Reassuring myself

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

My Hero is You Storybook for Children on COVID-19

Coronavirus: A Book For Children

FACE COVID

 

Videos

If your child has a diagnosis or traits of autism, the following two videos may be of benefit:

The Curly Hair Project: Supporting Autistic People Through Covid-19

Animation & Story Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children

Young People

Apps

The following apps can be sourced via App Store or Play Store:

Think Ninja - A free CBT app to help support emotional health and wellbeing which includes lots of helpful ideas & coping strategies.

Our Welcome to CAMHS leaflet also details several apps that you may find useful

 

Documents

5 Ways to Wellbeing during Covid-19

Coping With Stress

When anxiety feels overwhelming

Information about Coronavirus

Self-Care-Kit-COVID-19

Mindfulness Activities

 

Podcasts

The Discovery Project

 

Websites

Information on coronavirus: taking care of your mental wellbeing

What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

The Discovery Project

Childline's Calm Zone - ideas to help feel calmer

 

Videos

The Discovery Project: Coping Skills - Gratitude

 

The Discovery Project: Getting in Touch With Nature

Professionals

Apps

The following apps can be sourced via App Store or Play Store:

ACT Companion (use the password Together to unlock some sections free of charge)

Think Ninja - A free CBT app to help support emotional health and wellbeing which includes lots of helpful ideas & coping strategies.

Our Welcome to CAMHS leaflet also details several apps that you may find useful

Documents

COVID-19: Your Wellbeing Resource Links

Local and national useful resources

 

Podcasts

The Discovery Project

Dr Jon Goldin on the coronavirus and child mental health

Websites

Practitioner Health (NHS): Covid-19 Workforce Wellbeing

Doctors of the World - Public Health England information on coronavirus available in 36 languages

New advice to support mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics

The Discovery Project

ACT advice for difficult thoughts and feelings from your ACT Auntie

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

BCP Council - a dedicated helpline for people in vital need of food and essential household items has been implemented and is operational from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.  Call 0300 1237052 or head over to BCP's website for more information.

If you are a DHC employee, please look at the resources on Doris