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Emergency Contacts & Resources During School Closure

January 14, 2021 by Ellie Linton

Please find below a list of emergency contacts that you may need whilst school is closed during the national lockdown.

Deborah Howard- Headteacher- deborah.howard@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Donna Wealleans- Designated Safeguarding Lead- d.wealleans@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Lisa Cameron- Designated Safeguarding Lead- l.cameron@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Amanda Clifton- Health Lead- health@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

All other school enquiries- messages@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Support for Families in Crisis

Trafford South Food Bank- 07749 378447 info@traffordsouth.foodbank.org.uk

Chorlton & Didsbury Food Bank- 07938 191 038 info@chorltondidsbury.foodbank.org.uk

Helpline for parents from One Education’s Psychology team- 0161 276 0113

Domestic Violence – Organisations which give information and advice
For women:
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

http://www.refuge.org.uk/

For Men:
http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/
http://www.survivorsuk.org/
http://www.male-rape.org.uk/

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

It is entirely understandable that many people may be finding this uncertain time difficult. Please see the information below that may be of use for parents struggling at this time.

Self-care

The NHS offers some practical tips to care for both your mind and your body. Please visit: Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk) for advice on looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.

Mind, the mental health charity, has providing some useful information on self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes to help manage many mental health problems here: Self-care for mental health problems | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

Sleep

The NHS website offers some practical tips and ideas for those that are struggling with sleep. Please visit: How to get to sleep – NHS (www.nhs.uk). You can also view 10 tips to beat insomnia here: 10 tips to beat insomnia – NHS (www.nhs.uk).

The Sleep Charity also offers lots of practical advice covering a wide range of sleep issues. Visit their website at: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/

Managing Anxiety

You can find out more about anxiety from Mind, the mental health charity here: Is anxiety a mental health problem? | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

Depression

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects many of us. You can find out more about ‘mental wellbeing while staying at home’ here:

Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)

Mental health help in Manchester

Please click here to view a range of services in the Manchester area:

https://hub.gmhsc.org.uk/mental-health/in-your-area/manchester/

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES AND WEBSITES

Small Steps for Independent Living- for parents struggling at home

The Anti-Baddies- Resilience Toolkit

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

Responding to the coronavirus: resources for mental health and wellbeing

Self isolating and dealing with conflict at home

‘The Stay Home Superheroes’- written by a Play Therapist

Coronavirus Support Sheets

100 Things to do Indoors

Mind’s self help guide to manage your mental wellbeing during Coronavirus

Talking to older children about self-isolation/social distancing

How parents can manage their teenager’s mental health during COVID-19

Keeping it together during the Coronavirus- guide for parents/carers

Bereavement Support Helpline

Mental Health Support in Greater Manchester for Children and Young People


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