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BBEST Newsletter 3rd November 2020

As we’re going into another national lockdown with many non-essential places closing, including play gyms and family attractions, we are sharing some ideas for activities for children and families, as well as tips to support parents' wellbeing in these challenging times. You can also find information about the Telephone Befriending Partnership service and download a referral form. 

Wellbeing activity ideas for families from Place2Be

Place2Be have pulled together a list of recommended resources for families from their trusted partner organisations. Some of these ideas will help you start conversations with your child, keep them entertained and inspired, and encourage you to enjoy quality time together as a family.


Metal Health Tips for Parents

Believe Perform have put together some great tips about how to look after our mental health:



Parenting Tips from UNICEF

UNICEF have put together a lot of information on parenting during the Coronavirus pandemic covering topics such as:

  • Talking about COVID-19
  • Keeping it positive
  • Keeping children safe online
  • Family harmony at home
  • Family budgeting in times of financial stress

and much more. 

Explore their parenting tips below or on their website: www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19-parenting-tips 

 Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness release a calendar of actions for each month encouraging everyone to do something new every day:

"Covid is restricting our lives, but we can find new ways to keep making progress. Trying out new things can actually boost our well-being. When we open up to new ideas, it helps us stay curious and engaged. It can also bring a sense of accomplishment and help to boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are so many ways to learn new things and this month we're encouraging everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome our frustrating situations."


 Befriending Partnership (Kirklees) - Telephone Befriending Service


Download a referral form here: Befriending Partnership Referral Form


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