As we welcome all our children back to school, we recognise the importance of supporting their emotional wellbeing.
To put names to faces, please find attached, a copy of our first St. Joseph’s Wellbeing Newsletter which briefly introduces our staff wellbeing team. We want to be able to reach out to our parents and signpost the various services that are on offer in school as well as outside agencies who there to positively impact good mental health and wellbeing.
The information attached below has been put together by our STAR Workers and Primary Mental Health Team at Havering CAMHS and for children, young people and parents in Havering. This contains up-to-date information about services which can be accessed to support wellbeing needs.
I am also available to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child. Please email [email protected]
L. Wilson, Inclusion Manager
Below are two beautifully written and simply told books for both younger and older children, to help calm their fears and better understand about coronavirus.
THRIVE activities are designed to help support children’s social and emotional development through creative activities that do not require lots of resources.
3 – 7 focuses on playing alongside your child and helping them to feel confident in new activities:
7 – 11 Support your child’s values, morals and individuality. Teaching the significance of rules and boundaries while supporting negotiation skills and use of choice.
Set out below are organisations that are there for help and guidance with your child’s wellbeing, should you need it, during these uncertain times.
Havering council have a new free-to-call helpline for residents with urgent needs due to Coronavirus. The helpline number is 0800-368-5201 and calls will be answered by staff redeployed from other council services. Lines are open between 8:30am to 6pm. Alternatively, you can email at: [email protected].
Set out below are a range of links with leaflets and/or information:
Depression – A parent ‘s guide
Plant. Nurture. Grow – Wee Seeds is an inspirational Digital Toolbox that is helping parents and professionals plant the seeds of calm, focus & sleep in the early years, nurture young children’s emotional, mental & physical wellbeing and grow family connections through mindfulness & meditation.