Resources for Parents

Here you will find a variety of resources and information.

Parents / Carers – We are here for you too!

Please contact Mrs Jenkinson if you have any questions/concerns or worries.

“Happy, healthy parents/carers mean happy, healthy children”

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Mindfulness for Pre-teens / Teens

Please see below a number of mindfulness exercises for older children.

Bereavement Support

Five considerations for supporting bereaved employees

We are mindful of the thousands of people who have recently been bereaved, during these unprecedented times.

Notifying agencies of a family member’s death is an extremely difficult, emotionally charged and labour intensive task for the bereaved.  Many are uncertain who to contact and where to start.

Please see below a link to a form produced by Dr Sharon McDonnell which will hopefully help you during such difficult circumstances.

Coronavirus Support

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Useful Resources for Parents

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HOPELINEUK
For young people at risk of suicide, or those who are
worried about a young person at risk of suicide.
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039967
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

YoungMinds
This is a free, 24 hour service for young people looking for
help and support during crisis.
Young people can text YM to 85258. All texts are answered
by trained volunteers, with support from experienced
clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone,
3, Virgin Mobile, BT mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and
Telecom Plus.
Parents worried about their child can call the parents
helpline on 0808 802 5544.

Childline
Children can call childline for support from a counsellor on
0800 1111 between 9am- midnight. Visit https://
http://www.childline.org.uk/ for further information on their
service, including details on how young people can have a 1
-1 chat with a counsellor online, or send an email.

Samaritans
This is a 24 hour listening service, to support anyone going
through a difficult time. Call them on 116 123, or send an
email to jo@samaritans.org. More information can be found
at https://www.samaritans.org/.

Domestic Abuse

On Thursday 14 January, the Home Office has launched a domestic abuse codeword scheme in thousands of pharmacies across the UK. The Ask for ANI codeword scheme allows those at risk or suffering from domestic abuse to discreetly signal to pharmacy staff that they need help accessing support. A trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services, such as a national or local domestic abuse helpline. 

For more information, please visit www.gov.uk/domestic-abuse or email AskforANI@homeoffice.gov.uk.

COVID-19

Routine and consistency can help children feel safe, secure and reassured. Talk to your children about any changes and explain why these have been made in an age appropriate way. If you require any further support or advice around worry or anxiety, please contact Mrs Jenkinson.

Information for Parents

A number of services have worked together to produce some support materials to help children deal with the effects of coronavirus and have provided resources for parents who have children with complex SEND needs to support them. There are also parent forums/ weblink sessions which are being used to reduce the isolation that some may feel. Please follow the link below.

http://www.rotherhamsendlocaloffer.org.uk/info/18/education_and_childcare/142/support_for_families_with_children_off_school

With Me In Mind

Please see below the May Newsletter from With Me In Mind. These are a team of professionals who work closely with our school to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of the children.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

A really useful platform has been shared with us which provides advice and signposting for adults in Rotherham in relation to mental health and well-being.

http://rotherhive.co.uk/

The online platform, RotherHive rotherhive.co.uk/ has been developed by NHS Rotherham CCG to provide a range of verified practical tips and advice as well as local, national and online services, organisations and groups that adults in Rotherham can access for expert advice to help look after their mental health and wellbeing’

NSPCC – Staying Home Alone

Please see below a link to the NSPCC website. We have had a number of enquiries recently regarding when children can be left alone in the home. Ideally, children should not be left alone without adult supervision, but if you do need to, please read the guidance.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone/

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With Me In Mind

Please see below the June parents newsletter from With Me in Mind.

With Me In Mind

Please see below the latest video from With Me in Mind showing activities that children and families can do during this time to support their wellbeing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zT-z9WCwqY&feature=youtu.be

With Me In Mind

Please see below another short video produced by With Me in Mind which provides ‘Top Tips’ for routines with children.

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With Me in Mind – Worry Circle

Please see another video in which Jenny demonstrates an activity that children and young people can do to manage their worries; hope you find it useful- any feedback is really appreciated!

With Me in Mind – Newsletter 3.

Transition

Please see below information regarding supporting positive transitions.

With Me in Mind – Zoom Support

Please see attached a flyer for the above event.

With Me in Mind – Grounding techniques to manage worry

Please see below a link to a short clip produced by WMIM which outlines some simple grounding techniques for children.

With Me in Mind – Top Tips to Manage Anxiety

Please see below a link to a short clip produced by WMIM which provides top tips to manage anxiety.

Healthy Lunchbox Leaflet

Please see attached the Willow Tree Healthy Lunchbox Leaflet for information.

With Me in Mind – Newsletter 4

Please see below the latest Parent newsletter from With Me in Mind.

COVID Test Centre Information

Please see below a link to a short video produced by Rotherham Borough Council regarding our local walk-in test centre. https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F458499863%2F1abfd403d8&data=02%7C01%7CAndrew.Guest%40rotherham.gov.uk%7Ca6d2a8186d164643106808d86855cf67%7C46fbe6fd78ae47699c1dbcea97378af6%7C0%7C0%7C637374065042417676&sdata=Tz1DQp6bz0ueJnZ4vDjzVFjIG6g6Q%2BWIwKn9ASLXTfw%3D&reserved=0

Winston’s Wish – Help for bereaved children

As restrictions change and new lockdown rules come into force in different parts of the UK, WW have updated their guidance on their website on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. Please take a look at their website if you require support or contact Mrs Jenkinson in school.

http://www.winstonswish.org

Bereavement support for schools

Please find below resources to support your children with Remote Education.