Wellbeing Resources

The response to COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives.

Both adults and children face very real and pressing challenges to their health and wellbeing. The risk of infection, the prospect of bereavement and restrictions on leaving home place strains on our physical and mental health and our relationships. Children, in particular, may struggle with lack of routine, disruption to their learning and isolation from friends.

At Chepstow School, we believe the most important thing in this time of unprecedented change and disruption is the safety and wellbeing of our children and our workforce. We are doing all we can to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our children and young people throughout this period.

Please find below links to some resources which we hope may be of benefit to you and your children during this unsettling time: 


URL Link

General Wellbeing Resources


Monmouthshire County Councils Children’s Services

Building Strong Families – Family Advice Line

Twitter: @families_strong

Open: 10am-3pm

01633 644152 / 07970166975

Text or what’s app and we will message back.

email: earlyhelppanel@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Pearson Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Page

Web URL: Click here

Turn 2 Us

Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. We provide financial support to help people get back on track.

Web URL: Click here

Cerebra – Sleep advice service

Many families have children/young people who have difficulties with sleep. The charity Cerebra have a range of support tools to try to help with this including sleep practitioners that offer one-one support to discuss specific issues.

Web URL: Click here


If you would like help with your child’s sleep,

telephone 01267 244210 to speak with an advisor.


Newport’s Children and Young People Counselling Service – Talking Zone

Web URL: Click here

Dove Self Esteem Project

Web URL: Click here

British Red Cross – Teaching Resources

Web URL: Click here

Fresh Air Fridays

Web URL: Click here

Parenting in a Pandemic

Web URL: Click here


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Family Liaison Service

Web URL: Click here

If you feel that you would benefit from a face to face appointment to discuss any particular issues or problems or to seek advice on grants etc.

Monmouthshire Family Information Service

Early Help Panel, Web URL: Click here

Family Support, Web URL: Click here

Free mental health support - Wales

Web URL: Click here

Self-isolation scheme payments for parents on low incomes that have a child that needs to self-isolate.

Web URL:  Click here

Welsh Government Carers Emergency Grant

We are pleased to announce that the second round of Welsh Government Carers Emergency Grants will commence on 1st January 2021 at 9am. Due to the volume of applications already received, this round will be capped at 200 applications.  We will continue to accept applications until 18th January at 5pm or until 200 applications have been received. Application forms and guidance can be found on our website : Carers Support Fund Grants | Carers Trust South East Wales (ctsew.org.uk)

Carers can apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate winter pressures and emergency needs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Carers that have already received a grant can only re-apply if there is a clear and well explained reason for further applications.

Online Safety and Wellbeing


Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Providing safe services for children and young people through the internet

Web URL: Click here

Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Online safety and well-being

Web URL: Click here



COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children

Web URL: Click here

Preparing Autistic & SEND Children for going back to school (when we don't know when that will be)

Would you like practical help and resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children to go back to school when the time comes?

Web URL: Click here

Autism Teams COVID-19

Web URL: click here

Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Supporting people with learning disabilities

Web URL: Click here

The Building Bridges Project

Activities, fun, friendship and work-related experiences for young people with additional needs aged between 14 and 25 in Monmouthshire

Facebook: @BuildingBridgesMonmouthshire

Web URL: Click here


Families eligible for Free School Meals


Monmouthshire County Council Free School Meals

From the 6th April we are changing the way we provide free school meals, from this date we will credit the Parent / Carers bank account with the equivalent amount for the cost of your child’s free school meal.  This will be paid on a weekly basis in advance.

Web URL: Click here

If applying online, you can complete the request under ‘guest’


Telephone: 01633 644644, option 1, option 5,

ask the operator to put you through to ‘Free school meals enquiry’.

Monmouthshire County Council Food Parcels

Families can make a request, the operator completes the form and emails to an agent who will contact both the family and the food bank. Agent will collect the parcel and deliver to the family direct.

Telephone: 01633 644644, option 1, option 5, ask the operator to put you through to ‘Food parcel enquiry’.


Newport County Council Free School Meals

Web URL: Click here

Newport County Council Food Parcels

Telephone Newport City Council: 01633 656656

or direct to Heather Powell: 01633 210446

For POBL Tenants, contact Joanne Collins: 07961 869499

Torfaen County Council Free School Meals

Web URL: Click here


Telephone: 01495 762200 and ask to speak with the benefits team.

Torfaen County Council Food Parcels

Telephone: 01495 762200 and ask to speak with the benefits team.

Service Children in Education


SSCE Cymru Covid-19 Support

Web URL: Click here

Bereavement Support


Mencap, The Voice of Learning Disability

Dealing with a bereavement

Web URL: Click here

St David’s Hospice Care Unicorn Service

Helping to make sense of loss for young people

Web URL: Click here

Childhood Bereavement Network

The hub for those supporting bereaved children

Web URL: Click here

Simon Says

Child Bereavement Support

Web URL: Click here

Hope Again

Young people living after loss

Web URL: Click here


Below you will also find some downloadable resources we hope you will find of use during this time: 


Psychological Support for Children - Coping with COVID-19
Speak to my School Nurse
School Nurses and Look After Children's Services
MEIC - Information, advice and advocacy helpline for children and young people
Anxiety UK
A Changing Minds Guide to Lifting Up in Lock Down
Kidscape - Anti-bullying Workshops for 9-16 year olds
Talking Zone - CYP Counselling Service
Carers Small Grants Scheme - Guidance notes and application form
I'm thinking of you...a virtual postcard project
Activity: 30 Day Lego Challenge
Activity: 100 things to do indoors
Activity: 100+ Indoor Activities
Activity: No Worries! Activity Book
Activity: How are you feeling today?
Activity: No Cook Playdough
Activity: Understanding Emotions
School is Closed - Social Story
Social Distancing
Code Camp - Free Access
Twinkl - Free Subscription Code
English Live - Free Lesson
COVID-19 Daily Schedule
Staying Calm
App Resource Document
British Red Cross - Routine Planner
British Red Cross - The Power of Kindness Calendar - Supporting activities for learners aged 11-18
British Red Cross - The Power of Kindness Calendar
British Red Cross - Using digital devices study plan
British Red Cross - Using social media study plan
Dove Self Esteem Project - Single Session - Student Activity Sheets
Dove Self Esteem Project - Single Session - Student Presentation
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
Mindfulness - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script
Mindfulness - Lanyard Cards
MindHK - Managing our mental health and staying well during a virus outbreak
NHS Wales - Supporting Children with LD & ASD with COVID Isolation
Schoolsmart - Create Your Daily Routine
Schoolsmart - Origami Fun Flapping Bird
Useful Educational Websites and Links For Parents and Carers
Dove Self Esteem Project - A Parent's Guide to Building Body Confidence
Samaritans Cymru
5 ways to boost your immune system
The Building Bridges Project COVID-19 Update (April 2020)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Key Messages 17.04.20
Kidscape Upcoming Workshop Dates
Provision of Food Parcels and Free School Meals
Mental Health and well-being tips for young people
When your parent is a keyworker-advice for children and young people
Autism - Parents and Carers P2P Group Rules