Sara our Family Support Officer and Therapist has compiled some wellbeing material for students and their families:

LINK: CPA-well-being-letter.pdf


Mental Health Awareness 

LINK: Mental Health – slides from a webinar | June 2020




Text © Childhood Bereavement Network and National Bereavement Alliance 
In this difficult time of coronavirus, we are all restricted from getting together with family and friends in the way we would like. This is particularly painful when someone important to us is so seriously ill that they might die, and we can’t be physically near them. Even though they are surrounded by people who are caring gently and kindly for them, it can be very hard to be apart from them.

Link: Childhood Bereavement Work – Keeping in Touch.pdf



Helping children and young people to manage anxiety
A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption

Link: Helping CYP Manage Anxiety – April 2020.pdf



Yoga with Lauren
Every Friday Lauren holds an online zoom session for £5. Please contact Sara for more information about joining the class.


Colouring Sheets

Click on the link to download the sheets:
Positive Colouring Sheets.pdf


Public Crisis Situations

Helping young people with their mental health – Webinar 2nd April 2020:
MH Webinar April 2020.pdf



(Text © Roots4Life)
This is a community action project set up to tackle childhood obesity. To achieve this we intend to teach cooking skills, horticulture and the importance of nutrition. We also include exercise and mindfulness to support mental well being. It is hoped to include families, schools and community groups.

website: roots4life.org | contact: roots4life.org/contact


Raising Resilient Kids – March 2020

Key ways to support your child’s mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Link: holdingheartsne.co.uk



Visual Resources During Home Learning
If families require any visual resources at home to support routine, behaviour and/or communication please email our Communication Support Assistant Claire Hennings: chennings@charltonparkacademy.co.uk

See our our Autumn Term 2 newsletter to find out more.


Helping children and young people to manage anxiety
A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption.
Link: Helping CYP manage anxiety | April 2020


bereavement logo
Lauren the yoga teacher in the woods
Woman in kitchen
symbol for worried
Widgit Software © Worried symbol

Drama Therapy

Rebecca Olney, our Drama Therapist, has made this video for our students to mark
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Link: www.rethink.org

Music Therapy

Anthony Voelcker (Oxleas NHS) the Clinical Lead Music Therapist at Charlton Park Academy has produced some short videos for families and has recommended some websites and apps.

Plus, a fun recommendation is Disney Sing-a-long: www.youtube.com

Resources (PDFs): coronavirus-parent-to-parent-advice-guide  |  stress-buster  |
welcome-back-guide  | wellbeing-activity-calendar

Online Resources

Music making online resources:
BBC Paly It

BBC Bring the Noise:


SFSKIDS – Music:


SFSKIDS – Perform:

Chrome Music

Chrome Music Lab:

Music Apps

Apps for Apple software:
Cove app

Music for mental health 4+
Express yourself with music.

Harp app

Harp: Create swirling patterns using a touch screen

Thumb Jam

Thumb Jam: Play a variety of instruments using touch screen


Bloom: Create ambient soundscapes by touching the screen

Beebot app logo

Bebot​: A friendly robot character fronts a polyphonic synthesiser with a set of presets that are guaranteed to engage students.


lite app

Loopseque Lite:
Create drum, bass and synth patterns.



Drum Machine:
Create your own beats using pads


Supporting neurodiverse children
in challenging times such as during self-isolation

This youtube video has some useful tips for exploring anxiety and strategies to manage these difficult feelings, which could be adapted and used by staff/parents.