Mental Health and Well-Being
Our schools mental health and well-being is our top priority at this testing time. This page aims to provide you with links to services as well as the tips for how you can support your child and family at home. Whilst caring for others, it is important to remember to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, and to ensure your own health and well-being needs are being met.
New Mental Health and Well-being site for young people in Brighton and Hove. Please click the image.
Below are several links to helpful resources: added 08/07/20
ChatHealth Messaging Service
Text your school nurse - 07480 635423
During these unsettling times, as a parent/carer of child aged between 5-19 years old you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.
School nurses are still here to help - you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues including:
- Emotional health
- Healthy eating
- Minor accidents and illnesses
- Long term health conditions
- Young carers
Please text us if you feel we can offer any help and support
ChatHealth messaging service is run by the Healthy Child Programme 5-19, School Nursing Service and is available from 0900 am to 4.30 pm Monday –Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we received your text.
Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from us, contact you GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.
Brighton and Hove School Nursing Service
They are still here for you!
· We’re still here for you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48j6pMpDkis
· Food and health – https://youtu.be/a_Iewa-RP1M
Primary Mental Health and Well-Being Consultation
If you have any concerns or worries from educating your child at home to managing your child's anxieties and worries, please feel free to contact the Mental Health and Well-Being team on:
Please find below some parenting support information. There is also guidance on how you can self-refer to Triple P through the following website.
Supporting your ASC child
Please click on the link here for advice on how you can support your child with ASC talking about and dealing with Covid.
PARENT GYM ONLINE RESOURCES
We know that parenting while juggling everything else is tough right now.
In normal times, Parent Gym’s school-based interactive sessions help build the skills and confidence of parents to create a calm home environment and raise happy children.
But with schools still closed, Parent Gym are developing some short online eWorkouts, offering quick, practical techniques to help create a happier family during these tricky times.
The workouts are free and fun and take only a few minutes to do on your phone, tablet or laptop – perfect for when you are making a cup of tea.
The first module - Keep Talking, looks at ways to get our families communicating.
The second – just released – gives tips for helping bring some Love and Harmony to family life in lockdown.
All of the workouts stand-alone and can be done in any order. To download the workouts click, pop the Parent Gym Keep Talking and Love and Harmony modules in your shopping basket and ‘purchase’ the eWorkouts (it won’t cost you a thing…).
Why not also visit Parent Gym’s facebook group, Parenting through uncertainty https://www.facebook.com/groups/148481499806766/ to share how parenting in lockdown is going for you and pick up some ideas from other parents for ways to keep family life calm?
Talking to your child about Covid-19
The NHS has produced some guidance by child psychologists about talking to your child about the Coronavirus. It important to have an open dialogue with children regarding this pandemic so that you can debunk any misconceptions they might have and to reassure them. This advice can be found by clicking the link below.
We have also attached the latest information from Safety Net (a Brighton and Hove charity which focuses on children's safety and well-being). Their advice and guidance can be found here.
Taking time to relax
The virus has caused a huge change in all of our lives and it now more important than ever to look after our mental health as well as our physical health. The Local Authority has produced these links to activities for Key Stage 1 and 2.
The link below is to CEOP(National Crime Agency), who say: “This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, we will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.”