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Family Wellbeing

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. Connell 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.

Herts Local Offer-Mental health and wellbeing:


School Nursing

DSPL – Courses

Fully Funded Spring Term Parenting Courses


Bounce Forward

Sleep Meditation for Children
Please click on  link for sleep meditation for children


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. 


Online Group for 7-12 year olds – Mind Hertfordshire Network

7-12yrs group (Tuesdays at 6pm)

This group will give 7-12 year olds a space to meet other young people, building their social connections, whilst improving their understanding and awareness of emotional wellbeing and coping strategies.

Topics include: Understanding Emotions, Friendships & Relationships, Coping Strategies, Self-harm & 5 ways to Wellbeing, Bullying, How to Cope at School, Homelife, Identity, Abuse and Exploitation, Changes, Building Confidence & Self-Esteem.

If you are interested, please email us at to get registered and receive the group’s online link.

Herts Haven café

A safe, welcoming space for 10-18-year olds, with professional workers to support you with your wellbeing when you need it. Just drop in! Watford Palace Theatre 3.30pm to 8pm on Mondays. Click on the link below for other times and locations. 

 Herts Haven Cafés – WithYouth

Lumi Nova

Lumi Nova is an app for 7-12-year olds facing difficulties with anxiety, including:

Phobias, social anxiety, separation anxiety. You can find out more by clicking the following link: Lumi Nova – WithYouth

A Slice of Happiness-Wellness Turquoise Spa 

A free, zoom based support for anyone experiencing difficulties with emotions such as stress, anxiety, depression or grief.  

Just Talk

Just Talk- a celebratory and positive mental health campaign, designed to make everyone feel more comfortable talking about mental health.

Grief Support

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. 

Winston’s Wish

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.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereavement in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Their website has lots of support, including a helpline for support. 
This section of their website specifically has support around grief during the pandemic


Adult Bereavement document

The NHS has also created an adult bereavement document that may be helpful


Anna Freud Centre-Coping with unexpected loss

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.

Crisis support

This document offers support for those in crisis. 

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


Advice for Parents and Carers – Just Talk Herts

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. 


Hertfordshire Mental Health Packs

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.


Beezee Bodies and Families

BeeZee Bodies is an award winning weight loss and behaviour change programme focusing on living a healthier life style.  Courses are run by qualified nutritionists who focus on developing long term healthier habits.
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SWHP Newsletter

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. 


Safer Places Domestic Abuse Services

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.