The world’s leading provider of video learning has launched a campaign to help students take care of  their mental health during lockdown.

#WatchYourWellbeing has been launched to champion the importance of taking care of student’s mental health, as ClickView reveals that the most watched video on their site is ‘mental health, the basics’.

With hundreds of educational resources made available completely free since the initial set of school closures last Spring, ClickView has seen a 445%* jump in traffic to the free UK site compared to last month.

As we navigate the third national lockdown, pressure on teachers, students and parents has been felt far and wide in homes across the country.

The #WatchYourWellbeing campaign is in response to the warning issued by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who said ‘school closures, cancelled exams, empty lecture halls and lockdown threatened a mental health crisis that could plague the current generation of children for years to come’(source), alongside reports from Childline of a rise in demand for mental health counselling
(source).

Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Innovating Minds, Dr Asha Patel, has worked in conjunction with ClickView on a range of wellbeing titles. Supporting the #WatchYourWellbeing campaign, Dr Asha Patel said –

“The reoccurring lockdowns have had a significant impact on some children’s mental health andwellbeing. There has been an increase in anxiety related difficulties and disordered eating. Therefore, it is so important that quality, evidence-based resources are available for children, caregivers, and educators. These types of resources enable people to access early help and navigate their journey of recovery. ClickView content is full of practical support and tips for educators and caregivers. By upskilling, providing reassurance and support, children are able to access help by people they trust and feel safe with.”

Dr Asha Patel will be hosting a free webinar for teachers and educators, on the topic of ‘Wellbeing for Students’. In the session, Dr Patel will discuss anxiety and emotional literacy, as well as strategies for use within teaching and wellbeing programs within schools. The 45-minute webinar will take place on Thursday 25th February at 3:30pm. Secure your spot and register for free here.

With both Primary and Secondary school content available, the free site includes the following series:

  • My Body and Brain Working Together, with engaging miniclips including Calm Breathing, which offers useful breathing strategies to practice mindfulness
  • Wellbeing, covering topics such as Resilience, with practical easy to follow tips to help you bounce back in the face of adversity
  • Understanding Anxiety, including What is Anxiety, which gives an introduction for a clearer understanding on this complex emotional state, with useful methods to calm it when it strikes and resources to download and use at home.

Michael Wilkinson, Managing Director of ClickView UK said –

“With so many changes in such a short space of time, the impact of ongoing lockdown restrictions is felt far and wide across the UK, by people of all ages. It is so important that we are giving the mental health and wellbeing of both students and teachers the time and attention it deserves. Our hope with the ‘Watch Your Wellbeing’ campaign is that it can add to the positive conversation on the importance of having open and honest discussions about mental health, whilst also providing helpful expert resources that students can access for free from home.”

In addition to wellbeing and mental health resources, the free ClickView site has a huge library of Primary and Secondary video learning resources, all of which are curriculum-aligned and created by educators for educators. To browse the full library, visit www.clickview.co.uk/free.