Here is a fantastic resource that has been written by Manx Mental Health Community Nurse Helen Oliver. It is an excellent resource pack for you to use as an adult and also to adapt for your children and family. Take care of ourselves and then we can take care of others.
A link to a toolkit provided by Zurich International for both children and adults for well being.
FAMILY ACTION - ISLE OF MAN HELPLINE
Family Action has been working with families in the Isle of Man since 2016. We recognise the impact Coronavirus could have on families and want to help as much as we can. The strain of staying indoors, increased financial pressures, children to occupy and help with learning – these are all the daily challenges for families in the Isle of Man and around the world.
This is why we have set up an Isle of Man helpline, dedicated to providing practical and emotional support to parents and families in the Isle of Man. Our trained and experienced staff are based in the Isle of Man too and ready to talk to you and provide support in the following areas:
Activities to keep children occupied
Emotional coping skills and focusing on the well-being of all family members
Supporting your child to learn whilst not at school and also to learn through play
Signposting to gain financial help and support from other services
Practical parenting support
All support is tailored for you and your family
We are also hoping to have boxes of resources ready shortly to help you keep your children busy indoors. When these are ready we can drop them to your home and leave them outside for you.
If you would like to talk to someone for advice and get access to a range of help and resources, please call us on 01624 611 568. We’re here 9 to 5, Monday to Friday throughout this challenging period of coronavirus restrictions.
If you need someone to talk to out of hours, or a different type of support, you can also call FamilyLine; Family Action’s UK and Isle of Man helpline.
Our free FamilyLine service tackles issues families face in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.
The service aims to:
Øprovide both immediate and long-term support
Øhelp with practical information and guidance
Øprovide emotional and listening support
Øhelp with understanding and accessing relevant services and information
Øprovide regular one-to-one befriending support to service users feeling isolated
Øgive access to short term telephone counselling
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm
Telephone: 0808 802 6666
Text message: 07537 404 282
Or visit our website – www.family-action.org.uk for live web chat facilities