Caring for Yourself
It is essential that you care for your own mental health and wellbeing if you are going to provide effective support for others.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Find a guide to establishing and maintaining goood mental health here.
Find the following apps to help you improve your wellbeing at: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/apps
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Face to face, telephone and group counselling, in addition to self-help guidance to support your mental health: www.cygnussupport.com
Every Mind Matters
If you are going to support those in your care then it is vital that you have good mental health to be able to do this effectively. Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips on how to look after yourself and your child. Read More
Caring for Others
The following provide essential information that will help you understand your child's responses.
Resources on children and young people's mental health for all adults - www.minded.org.uk
Resourses and support covering all areas of mental health - www.mind.org.uk
Keep kids safe online - www.net-aware.org.uk
Parent to parent support helpline - www.autism.org.uk
Young Minds is a UK charity supporting children and young people's mental health. It provides three services for parents/carers who are concerned about a young person's mental health (up to the age of 25): a helpline, an email service and a webchat facility. It is open from 9.30-4.00, Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays). Please note the Young Minds is not a crisis service. Read More
This service offers a helpline, chat service and on-line literature for parents/carers to equip them to deal with issues their child may be facing, such as bullying and the emotional upheaval associated with the transition from primary to secondary school. www.familylives.org.uk
If your concerns are particular to your child's experiences during lockdown and their subsequent return to school then there are resources for parents/carers to help you understand and support your child's responses here: padlet.com
In particular, advice and guidance on how to build resilience may be pertinent to your child's ongoing situation and wellbeing.
Electively Home Educated (EHE)
If you have chosen to educate your child at home then there are additional resources to support you here, including those that will offer you advice and guidance if you are concerned about your child's wellbeing: padlet.com.
Seeking Help from Psychological Services
If a school believes that your child will benefit from support from an Educational Psychologist, then the school’s SENCO will inform you.
To find out more about the process and what to expect then click here.