Here you will find useful information and updates on the current situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes that have been brought about because of it.
Please also see attached downloadable documents on the right hand side.
Useful Coronavirus information
- Coronavirus: Resources for Support Workers
- There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so the Children’s Commissioner has created a Children’s Guide to Coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
CAMHS have created the following website: www.camhs-resources.co.uk/ for young people, carers and professionals bringing together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being.
Salford CAMHS will continue to offer a service to young people and their families throughout the pandemic are continuing to accept referrals ensuring young people’s mental health needs are supported.
The way you access the service may be a little bit different with some appointments being done by video link, and in some cases where needed and safe to do, we may offer face to face therapeutic treatments. Please note that the safety of our patients and our staff here at Salford CAMHS is paramount.
To speak to Salford CAMHS for advice and queries Tel: 0161 518 5400 / email: cmm-tr.Salford-CAMHS@nhs.net (Monday to Friday, 93.00am – 5.00pm)
For more information on the Salford CAMHS service please visit our website: www.cmft.nhs.uk
- The GM Health & Social Care Partnership has advice, information and resources to support and manage wellbeing
- Spirit of Salford Network on Facebook - if you need help or assistance with anything.
- Spirit of Salford Helpline 0800 952 1000, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm (Salford City Council)
- Coronavirus advice and mental health support from Young Minds
- Their is government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health
- Anti-Baddies - helps to explain coronavirus to children (see downloads on the right hand side of the screen)
- Resources for families/carers and workers to use with people with learning disabilities through the coronavirus restrictions (see downloads on the right hand side of the screen)
- Mencap coronavirus easy read documents
- Emotionally friendly resources
- The Lowry have creativity sessions running online
Support for different communities during coronavirus
- Easy read information about how corona virus is affecting black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
- Easy read LGBT+ covid guide
- Easy read covid guide for trans and non binary people
Home schooling children with SEND
Salford has a team of dedicated SEND specialist teachers and psychologists who are keen to support you with your learning at home challenges.
If your child is not currently in school and you’re struggling to get them to do their school work, or if you need some support or advice on managing their SEND needs you can email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the specialists will get back to you. They can also signpost you to other professionals who can help you or answer your questions.
Springwood school have also created a virtual tour for parents to use to have a look around.
There is also access to their playground. One parent, Judith has been using the playground with her son, Joe whilst in lockdown:
“Just to let you know we have one very happy young man here today! He absolutely loved being in the park. It was the first time he’s been out since lockdown so very precious times for us."