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Wellbeing

March 2021

Dear Parents,

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.

Wellbeing Newsletter

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.

2021 – Updated Covid-19 Useful Resources

Havering CAMHS Wellbeing Newsletter – September 2020

BCCS Back to School Transition After Lockdown

I am also available to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child. Please email [email protected]

Best wishes,

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.

Don’t Worry Little Bear Book  

Parsley Mimblewood Saves The World

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:

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week one

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week two

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week three

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week four

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week five

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week six

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 7 – week seven

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.

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week one

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week four

Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week five

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 Helpline

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:

Anna Freud Centre – Tips for talking for parents/carers  

Coping with low mood

Coping with self -harm

Depression – A parent ‘s guide

Social Media and Teenagers – A parent’s guide

Mental Health problems in children and young people: Guidance for parents and carers

Perfectionism: A guide to when striving for excellence becomes unhealthy

Reading well – A Healthy Minds book list of recommended reads to help children with different areas of mental health

Headspace – short meditations to help with anxiety and stress

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.

Helping children and young people to manage anxiety: A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption.

 

 

 

 

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