19th March 2020
Dear Parent /Guardian
Please remember that there is additional support available within your local community and I have enclosed the Children and Young people support list from EA. I would also encourage you to download the Here2Help app which includes details of organisations that can provide additional support for a variety of issues. There are many categories within this app and I have found it useful as a source of signposting others to support.
If, at any point, you have serious concerns about your child’s mental wellbeing, please contact your GP for additional support and advice. The current situation is very worrying for all of us and this uncertainty and fear may become too much for our loved ones to deal with. Please be vigilant and if you have any concerns seek advice immediately.
On a day to day basis, feeling isolated and the worries of this COVID-19 outbreak can have a significant impact on all our mental health, so please encourage your child to maintain relationships by staying in touch with friends and loved ones. It is also important if we are feeling low ourselves, that we remain kind to others e.g. social media. If someone is already feeling isolated and vulnerable, unnecessary hurtful comments may cause others additional upset. In these times, we will need a little bit more affection and human kindness, so I would really appreciate if you would reiterate this message to your child(ren).
Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Thank you for your continued support
Magherafelt High School, 30 Moneymore Road, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, BT45 6AF Acting Principal: Mr S Fleming MA (Hons) PGCE
Tel: 028 7963 2385 Fax: 028 7963 4854