Supporting Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Dear Parents and Carers
Following some initial responses to the survey yesterday, please find the link below to the School Nursing team's website for further support with mental health and wellbeing for children. There are also further strategies on there to help with routines, food, eating etc
We also posted the excellent pack from the Primary Behaviour Support team for help. It is one of the best packs I have seen for parents to try at home with children. It is found on our Parent Information page, or follow link here:
We also have a 'Keeping Fit and Healthy' tab under children on our website. There are lots of different resources available in there to help young children keep both physically fit and mentally fit.
Hampshire County Council have also got a website as a 'one stop shop' for health families. this is under Health' on our community tab or link here:
For anyone who thinks their child is struggling, please look on these sites for support. There are lots of different things to try to help, and ideas to put in place that you (or us) may not have thought of. When the government directed us to close our doors to most children and to provide remote learning and then ask parents to support home learning , it put a huge pressure onto parents. We are very aware of this, which is why we are trying to find a happy medium with you, taking into account all constraints a family may have eg everybody on broadband, sharing devices, different aged children, more than one parent working, single parents. We have tried to put into place a programme that is workable for the majority of families to support you as best as we can.
Our survey is open until Friday lunchtime. Thank you to the 58 parents who have responded so far. The more parents who respond, the more rounded a view we will have-so please respond, even if you have no worries.