Covid-19: Support and Resources for Working Parents

Last updated: 24th February 2021

With the impact of COVID-19 on our personal and professional lives changing each day, we are watching developments closely and are constantly considering how we can positively support you through this time. Our platform is currently operating wholly online with a fantastic range of live and On Demand Webinars and video shorts. We continue to be busy writing and commissioning content to share advice and stories on how people are managing their work and family lives in these unusual circumstances.

Below is a sample of currently available On Demand content, upcoming Webinars, Expert Advice articles, our blog and podcast series: Cityparents Talk. If you have any suggestions for topics or other supportive ideas, please contact Louisa - we'd love to hear your feedback.
 

On Demand Programme

     
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That's not all! There is much more in our On Demand programme - view the full listing here
 

Live Programme

Webinar: The Way of the Productivity Ninja Thursday 25th February at 12.30pm GMT (London time) 

Webinar: Wellbeing and Resilience for Sustainable Performance Monday 1st March at 12:30PM GMT (London time) 

Support Group: Carers of Elderly Relatives Wednesday 3rd March at 12.30pm GMT (London time) - Online

Webinar: Stress Reduction Skills Monday 8th March at 12:30PM GMT (London time) 

Webinar: A Blueprint for a Better Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy Tuesday 23rd March at 12:30PM GMT (London time) 

Webinar: Quiet Your Negative Inner Voice Wednesday 24th March at 12:30PM GMT (London time) 

Webinar: Having Difficult Conversations Thursday 22nd April at 12:30PM BST (UTC +1) 

Webinar: Supporting Children with Their GCSE's and A Level Assessments in 2021 Thursday 29th April at 12:30PM BST (UTC +1)

That's not all! There are MANY more webinars coming up - view the full Live Events listing here

Podcasts

Charlotte Worth, an Executive Coach and Learning Facilitator explains how we can use the Positive Method to build self-confidence, re-energise, re-focus and contemplate the future.

   

Dr Sarah Vohra, consultant psychiatrist and author of The Mind Medic explains some simple and practical ways to help us live a calmer, happier life. She talks about the strain that COVID19 has placed on our mental wellbeing and shares some of the positives that we can take away too.

Paolo Gallo, the author, speaker, coach and former holder of senior HR positions at the World Economic Forum and World Bank, about successful careers, work / life balance and trust, motivation and tracking productivity within remote working teams.

   

Dr Jon Finn, the founder and director of Tougher Minds, talking about building better, healthier habits to succeed and thrive in the City of London. 

   

Jonathan Bright, who shared his story about the premature birth of his baby daughter and the rollercoaster of emotions and routines that ensued during this distressing and uncertain time. 

   

Dr Brad Reedy, the parenting expert and author explores the importance of taking care of our own mental health in order to be a better support for our children as they learn to manage the many pressures and stresses of growing up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expert Advice

Our Expert Advice section is packed full of practical tips helping members to balance their work and family lives. Here we have selected the most relevant articles: 

Opinion - Five ways to beat anxiety and take back control of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic: Dr Olivia Remes from the University of Cambridge shares her top tips on looking after your mental health during this difficult period.

Supporting children's mental health during social isolation: Parenting Coach Nadim Saad offers his advice on how to reduce our children's tension and anxiety during this difficult time.  

Working from home: productivity, motivation & success: Tougher Minds Founder Dr Jon Finn shares 10 easy-to implement and highly-effective rules to follow.

Supporting our older friends and family: John McGeachy, Campaigns Officer at Age UK London, shares advice and suggestions for supporting older people during this period of Covid-19.

The 5 C's of Modern Leadership: Adversity calls for an evolution of leadership. Jo Lyon, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Talking Talent considers what modern leadership will look like and how they will navigate a normal which is unchartered.

Teens: thinking differently about technologyAlicia Drummond, founder of Teen Tips shares her ideas of how teens can use technology to learn and develop new skills.

How to have successful virtual meetings:  In our new world of working from home, having effective virtual meetings is now critically important for business. Read on for top tips from Cityparents expert speaker Carrie Swift, Founder - Love Public Speaking.

Making Memories: in a recent guest blog, shared with us by Rachel Vecht from Educating Matters, the unknown author considers how children will remember this time and the importance of making positive memories.

Stories

In our popular blog, Cityparents members tell us how they are managing family life and work responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. New blogs are published every week and can be found here.

Other Helpful Resources

We are looking out for helpful content and resources to support you and here are some of our favourites. If you have any other suggestions, please contact Anna.

A Guide for Parents -  Mental wellbeing tips for families with children who are all working from home, social distancing or self-isolating

Advice for carers from Carers UK

Coronavirus – what are my rights? Guidance from Working Families 

Education companies offering free subscriptions

Homeschooling during COVID-19 - how one family is doing it. From MyTutor.co.uk.

How to work from home while you have a family

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