Your April 2020 Children and Young People newsletter A lot has changed since we wrote our last Children and Young Person’s e-news back in February, and you may be finding yourself spending a lot more time inside than you’re perhaps used to. With that in mind, this is a special edition of the Children and Young Person’s e-news aimed at those who are currently at home with their children. Keeping Active while at home With an increase in isolation, can come an increase in inactivity. Which is why it’s more important now than ever to make sure that you stay as mobile as you can. The website Get Yourself Active has some great hints and tips on how to maintain activity, as well as a series of exercises that can be performed from a sitting position, perfect for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility, or even just those who don’t have a lot of spare room. To view their website, please click here. Managing your Mental Health while at home There may be lots of things right now that you’re concerned or worried about, and it’s important to take the time to manage your Mental Health and your Wellbeing if you need to. The Mental Health charity Mind has put together an excellent web page full of practical advice and support to help you if you feel you may need it. To view the website, please click here. Educating while at home With the Schools closed and exams cancelled, you may wish to continue to educate your child from home. Local Offer West Sussex has shared a large series of resources for Children of all ages and abilities, which cover a wide range of subjects from Art to English. To view the website, please click here. Mutual aid Lastly, over the last week or so, a new Mutual Aid group has formed to help support those who need it the most. The group has come together to ‘coordinate care efforts for people who are self isolating, especially if they are part of a more at risk demographic including elderly people, disabled people and those with other pre-existing health issues’ The group has formed smaller factions covering the entirety of the UK, including West Sussex and Croydon. To find out the closest Mutual Aid group to you, please click here and then enter your postcode and click ‘search’.