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News bulletin – 22nd June 2020

Serpentine and the Magic Bubbles‘ is a free downloadable resource

Written to support young children’s emotional well-being as schools and settings welcome back more children and embrace a ‘new normal’.

 Early Years in Mind is a free online network for early years practitioners. The network provides easy to read and easy to use guidance on supporting the mental health of babies, young children and their families.

The network was developed by mental health experts at the Anna Freud Centre and shares practical and clinical expertise, and advice on using attachment-informed practice.

An information resource recently launched includes a newly published set of guidelines on working digitally with parents of babies and children under 5.


Carol Gray Coronavirus social story

social story about coronavirus and pandemics. The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general.





The importance of play for children right now:


2 short films from the British Psychological Society


The important of play for children right now –

Why play is important –



New resources developed around Covid 19 and paediatric sleep:

Evelina Children’s Hospital, sleep tips for children and families

Sleep during the Coronavirus Pandemic – Advice for adults and children

MindMate by NHS Leeds – Top tips for sleep

Lots of information and free resources

Look after your wellbeing by finding purposeful balance

 A menu of activities to structure routine and time