Lucy is like many other children in the world right now: in quarantine with her family.
Her hair is blue, but this time she knows why.
This FREE eBook is designed to help children realise they’re not alone in the current conditions with Covid-19, to help them understand it’s temporary and to help them express how they’re feeling.
It’s “okay, sometimes, to have a blue day.”
Lucy’s Blue Day
by Chris Duke
A tale about a little girl called Lucy who wakes up with blue hairband she doesn’t know why?! She soon learns that it is #OkNotToBeOk.
“What a charming book that we are sure will help enormously”. Stephen Fry
“Such a clever, common sense and totally relatable way to talk about mental health”. Lorraine Kelly
You can order from www.lucysblueday.com
Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler has illustrated the free, digital book, aimed at primary school-age children.
To help children understand more about Covid 19 the Children and Young Persons Commissioner Scotland recommend the #Covibook for children under 7.
This is available in a number of different languages.
HealthiER Minds, East Renfrewshire’s guide to promote the mental wellbeing of our children and young people.
Our aim is to help staff and parents find the information you need to develop children and young people’s talents and abilities in a way that will support them to meet life’s common challenges, develop their resilience, and have healthier minds as a result.
A series of useful info graphics from Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
Beat the Street is back in East Renfrewshire this time in Uplawmoor, Neilston, Giffnock, Clarkston and Eaglesham, which will also cover Rouken Glen and Whitelee Wind Farm.
Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see East Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game! Sign up as a group, family or as part of your school to see how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.
Play the game from 19 February – 1 April 2020.
Have a look at the website for more information:
This toolkit contains quality assured substance misuse education resources, packs, lessons and relevant websites for both primary and secondary aged children and young people.
Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. They have worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of Resources.
There’s no manual for being a parent, but there is a club!
This site contains lots of tips and advice on how to get the information you need to give you back a little more time so you can enjoy it with the family.