Young People’s Zone

This is a difficult and stressful time but you’re not on your own. There’s lots of support for you – and also ideas to inspire and keep you from being bored while you’re at home.

This page will be updated regularly with new info and resources from different organisations.

Activities and ideas for you

  • Get Berkshire Active has lots of exercise clips, challenges and fitness tips to help keep us active at home
  • Audible are offering a whole stack of audio books free to stream
  • BBC Bitesize has videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes to help you with your homework and revision, all by level and subject, and with schedules available online or on TV.
  • Fancy writing a play while at home? Reading Rep Theatre have created two drama packs which you can complete at home.  Click here
  • Get inspired with  free accredited courses by Spotlight – for anyone aged 11-19 (or up to 25 for young people with SEND).
  • Have a go at some 60 second physical activity challenges by the Youth Sports Trust 

Health and wellbeing info – helping you make sense of what’s happening

  • Do you want to speak to someone in your local community about your health? Text the School Nurses Service on 07990771641
  • There is some great advice and info on the West Berks Emotional Health Academy Facebook page
  • Childline has a range of advice for coping with the impact of the pandemic.
  • This short guide has been produced by the Children’s Commissioner to help answer some questions you may have about coronavirus.
  • Cool2talk and one2one provide a safe space where you can get questions answered, without judgement. Your questions can be about anything and will be answered within 24 hours. Visit their website here
  • MIND has information and support on their website if you’re worried about coronavirus and how to cope with the changes to your life
  • Mindheart produced a short book aimed at under 7 years old, to support and reassure during this time
  • Free, safe and anonymous online support can be found here with Kooth
  • Young minds: is a charity that offers lots of support and help for young people – see their website here. If you want tips for maintaining good mental health during this time, they have pulled this blog together.

For more support to help you manage your wellbeing, see this page of apps for you to download.

Keeping safe online

  • ThinkuKnow has advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer – explore one of their four websites, dependant on your age