IT'S OK TO NOT BE OK...
What advice and support is available to parents and carers during the Covid-19 pandemic?
There are many sources of online support both locally and nationally.
Simply Connect Croydon have links to lots of support for the local community. Click on the link below to find further information:
- Community support with IT,
- Crisis support from the Centre of Change offering counselling and mental health support,
- Food parcels and support across the borough,
- Getting active,
- Covid-19 advice in different languages,
- Emergency numbers for health, crime, domestic violence and others.
Place 2 Be - the link BELOW is a site that has a lot of support for families including advice on looking after your own mental health and well-being as a parent or carer. This includes having a picture timetable and breaking the day into short sessions, making time for play breaks, and the importance of staying active.
The link BELOW is a local document provided by the Croydon ED Psych team. It is full of advice and links and has a social story about why the school is closed.
The National Autistic Society have a range of support and advice (below) including top tips for families (scroll down the page to find the link). This page also has links to other useful resources such as visual supports and a social story.
National organisations with local hubs: