How LifeSkills can support you and your family at home

The Covid-19 (‘coronavirus’) situation is understandably creating a lot of uncertainty.  We have created this page to help support young people to continue their learning to prepare them for the future. 

Explore a selection of content that can be adapted for your child to complete independently or with you as a home learning activity, based on our popular classroom resources from wellbeing to fraud and scams. For those looking for activities for children aged 14+ to complete, get a taste of the interactive tools, films and articles that suit independent study available on our Young people hub.

Wellbeing

Supporting young people’s mental wellbeing is crucial in helping them manage the situation, as well as on their journey to successful futures.

For more support, LifeSkills recommends the following charities, who are all providing advice specific to looking after mental wellbeing during the outbreak:

Time to Change
Mind
Rethink Mental Illness
YoungMinds
Mental Health Foundation
Samaritans

Stay safe from fraud

Fraudsters are using the coronavirus outbreak as cover for scams.  Banks will never ask you to move money to a safe account, or ask you share your passcodes or PINs with us.

Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your children understand how to keep their information and money safe as they spend even more time online completing their studies.

Developing skills for your future

The skills you work on now will be helpful for your future, whatever your next steps may be.

Why not start by reflecting on your skills, traits and interests as you spin the Wheel of Strengths? This tool is designed to help you find out where you are, then find help to develop your skills further to support your future.

Take it one step further and create a CV tailored to one of the jobs suggested by the wheel using the CV builder.

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