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01.05.20 SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN LOCKDOWN

posted 1 May 2020, 10:09 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 1 May 2020, 10:15 ]
During these difficult times, we wanted to let you know the support available to children and young people to cope with things during Covid-19, and also tell you about the ‘Our Voice Matters’ campaign to collect young people’s stories.
Do you know of what else is available? Please let us know by contacting sphillips@interlinkrct.org.uk or jedwards@interlinkrct.org.uk

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
The link below is suitable for children aged 5 – 9 years and helps them to make sense in a friendly way of the coronavirus through storytelling. Available as a kindle read for free here
Suitable for children and young people, Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board have come up with two friendly videos that help explain the coronavirus. Follow the link and then search their videos section on social media here

OUR VOICE MATTERS CAMPAIGN 
Speak up in lockdown | The ‘Cwm Taf Morgannwg Our Voice Matters’ community wants to hear from you! Follow @CTMVoices and share your lockdown thoughts and stories using #CTMLockdownVoices | So, speak up, keep sharing and stay safe!

E2E ONLINE COUNSELLING
Eye to Eye are offering online counselling to young people aged 11 to 25 years using face to face video, text counselling chat or telephone counselling. Easy to get in touch, go to their website.

WELCOME TO THE MEIC HELPLINE – HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO COPE
Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. Meic will listen even when no-one else will. We won’t judge you and will help by giving you information, useful advice and the support you need to make a change. Children and young people can speak to a real person about any concerns they're having via phone, text or instant message. The helpline remains open from 8am-midnight every single day. Meic are publishing articles giving trustworthy information to children and young people.
Please CALL 080 880 23456, or text 84001 or please visit their website.

WICID YOUNG PEOPLE
YEPS service in RCT have a range of activities on offer via the Wicid website. You’ll also find links to local virtual youth clubs that have been set up for your area. Check out their website.

HAPI
The HAPI project, brought to you by Newydd Housing has gone on-line! Full of various activities that you can take part in suitable for children, young people and adults. Visit their Facebook page here.

HALCYON AUTISM SUPPORT
Halcyon raises awareness of autism and neurodevelopmental conditions through training and education. It aims to reduce conflict within families and communities and offers advice and support to all those affected. Their offices are currently closed but you can still get in touch, please contact Paul Murphy on 07951336117 or Jo Caddy on 07495040219. Visit their website here.

BITESIZE LEARNING FROM THE BBC
Looking for ideas when learning from home. Check out the link here for inspiration, learning and daily lessons.

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