Below, we have included some useful resources from various departments and charities for families to use during the period of closure and general support during this time when discussing Coronavirus.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing Support
Support Website
The home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire https://www.thegoto.org.uk/
Hints and tips from Liverpool CAMHS https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f
National Autistic Society - guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be - Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK - Guidance for carers https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze - information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here
The Village Harrogate (formally Baby Basics). For anyone who you think would find a little help, community and friendship helpful. Please email us on [email protected]
BPS guidance https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus
BACP guidance around managing anxiety https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
Anna Freud links

Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption .

There are also two videos, one for parents and one for children and young people

Support during the Holidays

Support Details
Support Phone number Address Additional information
Resurrected Bites Food Delivery 01423 593937

Methodist Church,

Gracious St.

Knaresborough

Free food delivery or collection up to 3 days’ supply.

Ongoing support, call before 1pm for next day supply.

Food donated from supermarkets so items vary.

Supporting older people

07535 508 043

01423 531490

 

Not just for older people.

Offer families free Waitrose delivery bag fortnightly or monthly. Precooked frozen meals that just need to go into the oven. Delivered weekly.

Bilton Children Centre 01609 533127  

Issue food bank vouchers.

Collection Mowbray church- Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30-12.30pm

Harrogate District Foodbank 07885 529 864 Mowbray Community Church

Open Tuesday and Fridays 10.30 – 12.30pm

https://harrogatedistrict.foodbank.org.uk 

HELP Harrogate @ St Peters Church 01423 813 096  

Harrogate Easier Living Project https://www.helpharrogate.org.uk/harrogate-knaresborough-services/heretohelp/

Harrogate and Ripon food bank - Open 9-4pm - Monday to Friday

Children Social Care/Early Help Service/Healthy Child team 01609 780780 Option 2    

Local restaurants offering free children's meals

Please visit the page below on Harrogate Mumbler to see who is offering free meals for children this October half term.

https://harrogate.mumbler.co.uk/kids-eat-free-and-other-offers-oct-2020-half-term/