During this time we will continue to update resources and support that is available to support family wellbeing. This page will have resources/support/strategies available to parents and children. Do not suffer in silence during this time as there is plenty of support still available if you are struggling with your own or your child’s wellbeing.
Contact the school office and leave a message for Mrs. Fogden to call you back if you have any concerns at any point.
Families First staff are contactable via their telephones or email so if you have a link worker please ensure that you are making regular contact. They will be in direct contact with school too.
At Field Junior School we have strong connections with the South West Herts Partnership. They offer support to families, children and work closely with us. They also offer very positive parenting support.
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A free, zoom based support for anyone experiencing difficulties with emotions such as stress, anxiety, depression or grief.
During the global coronavirus pandemic we are facing loss of life often under very difficult circumstances. Below are some services/advice that may be helpful to you during this time. If you are experiencing grief it is always advisable to notify the school as this will be impacting upon your child too.
A childhood bereavement charity. They offer specialist child bereavement services across the UK.
Helpline: 08088 020 021 for expert advice and guidance on how to support a child or young person after the death of a loved one.
This document is to support families with unexpected loss. Some children will experience this with loss of a loved one or pet but some children can also experience concerns when there is significant change in their life (changing school, not being in school, a friend moving away). This is a great resource with tips and strategies to support your child.
The NHS and our local hospitals are really busy at the moment, so if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, the quickest way to get help at any time of the day or night is to call the Freephone number: 0800 6444 101, or call NHS 111 and select option 2 for mental health services.
In the case of serious illness or injury, dial 999 for emergency services
Supporting young people’s mental health. Worried about a child or young person – Tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health.; Keeping track of your child’s wellbeing – Steps to help notice if your child is having difficulties.; Supporting your child with school anxiety and refusal – Information and advice to help you support your child and work with the school.
Parenting with Mental Health Issues
Advice from Mind on strategies to support you on parenting whilst experiencing mental health challenges.
This document explains diagnosable mental health conditions and support available for those specific medical needs. This is for professionals and parents and was produced by Hertfordshire County Council in conjunction with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
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The South West Herts Partnership have created a document with parenting support on a range of topics including fussy eaters, Talking Families (a course to support with general parenting as it is the toughest job!), sleep solutions, parenting pre-teens/teens and many more. Have a look as there may be something that really helps you. All courses are free and run online. Email the address on the flier regarding booking.
These sessions are run by a range of providers and include links to book. The sessions have a wide range of topics (are all online so can be done from the comfort of home) and include the topics of bringing up confident children, handling anger in the family (ages 5-11) and secrets to parenting teens and building resilience plus many more! Some very positive feedback from parents accessing them so please do have a look.
Safer Places are still operating and will continue to provide services/support to victims of Domestic Abuse in line with Government and Public Health England advice.
They will still accept new refuge referrals (if they have space and no symptoms shown/self-isolating) and will continue to accept outreach referrals.
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