Your Wellbeing

During these difficult times, we want to provide helpful hints, suggestions and resources to help you and your family manage their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.  


For Families

Here is 2 part workshop on parental wellbeing when caring for young child.  It contains lots of advice and suggestions on managing your own stress and the implications for your children.

Parental Wellbeing when caring for Young Children - part 1 slides

Parental Wellbeing when caring for Young Children - part 2 slides

Here is a document we received from our borough's School Health Team outlining services available to help families stay fit, healthy and active over the half term break and beyond.

Kingston Healthy Lifestyle Services for Children and Families

Here are some other useful resources:

Support for Families During Coronavirus

Helpful Resources Relating to Coronavirus

The NHS-backed Centre for Parent and Child Support has launched new pages on Facebook and Instagram.  Their daily content provides good parenting ideas, based on research, evidence and experience, to help parents look after themselves and their families.

Centre for Parent and Child Support on Facebook

Centre for Parent and Child Support on Instagram

For some, staying at home may not feel so safe.  For advice on how to handle stressful conditions at home, please click on the document below:

DV Support during Coronavirus

DV Support in Korean

DV Support in Tamil

You can also find out more and get support by visiting Refuge:


Explore the Great Indoors - Find loads of easy-to-follow indoor activities to help get children moving while at home  Form dancing in the jungle to indoor sheep herding, check out the Change 4 Life website:

Change 4 Life Indoor Activities for Kids

Family Links is a national charity and training organisation dedicated to empowering families, schools and workplaces to be emotionally healthy. Family Links is also the organisation behind our very own Burlington parenting course, Positive Parenting.  Here is an email from the CEO of Family Links outlining the support they are offering during these difficult times:

A Letter from Family Links

In the letter, there is a link to the Family Links Parent Zone which has lots of free resources and information for parents:

Family Links Parent Zone

Kingston Council have dedicated sections on their websites about services to support local people.  They are also issuing local newsletters which you can subscribe to:

Kingston Council Stronger Together

Achieving for Children has created a series of workshops to help parents with anxious children.  The first one, an introduction to anxiety in children, can be viewed as a pdf below:

Anxiety Workshop Session 1 - Introduction to Child Anxiety

Anxiety Workshop Session 2 - How child anxiety maydevelop and factors that keep it going

Anxiety Workshop Session 3 - Strategies to manage anxiety and build confidence

Transition to School After Lockdown

To access the voice over and other links throughout the presentation, please visit the link below and download the presentation in Powerpoint if possible.

Link to Anxiety Workshop Session 1 to follow along with

Link to Anxiety Workshop Session 2 to follow along with

Link to Anxiety Workshop Session 3 to follow along with

Link to 'Transition to School After Lockdown' so you can follow it along


Physical Wellbeing and Fitness

Below is the Spring term Community Learning Newsletter from Kingston Adult Education who run lots of courses based around health, fitness and mental wellbeing. 

Community Learning Newsletter Spring 2021

One of our own Burlington mums is converting her Yoga classes offering to online sessions you can do from the comfort of your own living room:

Yogaberry Website

Davina is offering 30 days free on her fitness platform, with lots of workouts and recipes.

Own Your Goals Davina

Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) has a 90 Day Plan to get fitter, healthier and happier.  

Joe Wicks 90 Day Plan

Yoga with Adriene on YouTube has videos for yoga and meditation.

Yoga with Adriene


Mental / Emotional Wellbeing

How to make a referral to CAMHS?

How to Stay Calm in A Global Pandemic by Dr E Hepburn

Take a quick action each day to help you keep calm, stay wise and be kind:

Action for Happiness Coping Calendar

Many of you may be familiar with the Headspace app.  They have recently added a new section to their app: 'Weathering the Storm' with free guided meditations, relaxations and workouts.


The NHS Every Mind Matters initiative has published expert advice and practical tips on looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home.

Every Mind Matters

Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of stories for free - so they can keep learning, dreaming and just being kids!

Audible Stories


General / Miscellaneous

Check out this new blog post on Money Saving Expert that outlines lots of the free things that companies have recently enabled to help people through the extended period of being stuck at home.

Paid for Things That They've Made Free - Money Saving Expert Blog