Health and Wellbeing

Lenny and Lily in Lockdown and Lenny and Lily Return to School will help children make sense of their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, communicate their feelings and prepare for more change as they go back to the classroom. As the stories are told in pictures alone, it is not necessary for children to be able to read words to enjoy them. This means they are appropriate for pupils in both mainstream and special education settings.

Supporting text at the end of each story gives teaching staff and parents guidance on how to use the stories with children.
During these challenging times it is essential that everyone looks after their health and wellbeing.  This page pulls together general resources to support you in looking after your health and  wellbeing.
We are really keen to encourage everyone to continue to get regular exercise – this will support both physical and mental health. Joe Wicks, Body Coach is providing an online home workout. Just click the link below:

The live workouts will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am and you can get involved by tuning into Joe Wicks’ YouTube TV – you can join by visiting his YouTube and clicking on the LIVE TV icon at 9am.

Relationship Scotland will not be undertaking face-to-face meetings but are still accepting referrals from families who are experiencing additional stress or conflict at this time.  They can be contacted on 01595 743859 or


Some self help materials that pupils and parents may find useful are:

  • Stem 4 – Supporting teenage mental health, is a website with advice on supporting teenagers with Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, eating disorders and addiction. .There is also support on staying on track. This organisation also provides three free apps, Calm Harm to help teenagers mange or resist the urge to self –harm, Clear Fear to help children and young people manage symptoms of anxiety and Combined Minds to help families and friends provide mental health  support.
  • Feeling Good is a free app designed to lift mood, create calm and positive vision.
  • Headspace is a well known mindfulness app, there are some specific Covid – 19 areas, this site can also assist with sleep and general wellbeing. Some areas require payment.
  • Breathe is another app which is part free, part payment but designed to support emotional well being.

Our School Nurse service can be contacted in the following ways:

A telephone advice line is now open to everyone who is looking for free legal advice on Children’s Rights and Scots Child Law.  Please contact  on 0131 667 6333 Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 16:00.

Children and young people can call  free on a landline 0800 328 8970 and from a mobile 0300 3301421.

Click on the images below to access more useful websites:

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A page providing support for Road Safety and Bikeability is also available.

NHS Shetland Childsmile staff have provided some activities and ideas which appear on the  Oral Health page.

While the schools have been shut, volunteers at Shetland Rape Crisis,  who are part of their youth activism group Bold, Equal, Empowered (BEE) have been busy creating a Resource document for Young People during a pandemic. It includes contact and support info, self-care ideas and a chapter on education about consent.

You can download it here or you can flick through each of the BEE sections to find out about Who we areSelf-CareConsent and help when Supporting a friend.