What’s happening at The Somerville during lockdown?

“The Somerville are dedicated to providing support for users and community members throughout this time and are continuing to engage people remotely. We are keeping in contact with users via one-to-one phone sessions as well as engaging in bigger groups via Whatsapp and HouseParty. We are also holding competitions for all ages, sports challenges and workouts, storytimes for the younger users, art tutorials and much more! The staff are sharing their lockdown tips as well as what they have been up to over the last few weeks and fun TikTok videos. Follow our instagram @the_somerville to get involved!”

Some useful links they have shared in their most recent newsletter:
Young People:
www.kooth.com – free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people. Counsellors available until 10pm every day. 
www.themix.org.uk /0808 8080 4994 – Online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. Emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On the website, you can chat about anything you like on their moderated discussion boards and live chat room. 
Mental Health Direct Crisis Line (24 hour) 0333 555 1000
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 
AgeUK – 0800 678 1602 / www.ageuk.org.uk

  • Home learning links:
  • BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ (overall curriculum)
  • BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (overall curriculum)
  • Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning (science)
  • The Kids Should See This https://thekidsshouldseethis.com/ (science)
  • Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ (programming)
  • Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/ (arts and crafts)
  • Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org (maths and computing)
  • Blue Peter Badge Challengeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
  • Future Learn https://www.futurelearn.com/ (variety of courses for all ages)