DOWN SureStart are still available for support and advice during the current crisis. Please contact the office on 02844613630 (leave a message if no answer) or email [email protected] (you can also use the register interest form on the website.
See below a list of helpful resources which will continue to be updated, also don’t forget to keep checking the News and Advice page for different activities/rhymes and advice to help you cope at home with your children.
COVID – 19 Support Services for Mental Health –
Home Safety advice – For more information on preventing accidents in the home visit https://www.rospa.com/Home-Safety/Advice/General/Preventing-Accidents-in-the-Home.aspx
Check out this video and book to help explain the coronavirus to your child:
Dealing with Worry in Difficult Times is a short, phone friendly guide to promote wellbeing and link people to key resources (see attached). pocket guide for worry
Womens Aid Womens Aid
Safe places for Domestic abuse victims – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52495434
Attached is a home workout for those of you who are missing the gym or would like to keep active at home (If you would like to receive a copy of the video for this please send an email to [email protected]) homeworkout for video2
Find attached link for Coping Calendars which may benefit you as we face this global crisis together:
Find Attached links for Parenting NI Newsletters https://mailchi.mp/ebf8081236d5/parenting-ni-update-4303460?e=[UNIQID]
Bookstart resources: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/ni/
Bookstart Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/booktrustni