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The wellbeing of our parents and families are very important to use and hope that some of the information available here will be helpful to you and your child.
Wellbeing Self Assessment Tool – click here
Details of Mental Health Awareness Week can be found here
Bereavement Support Line for People Affected by COVID-19
A new Bereavement Support Line which was launched on Monday 20th April. The support line is a Freephone number which can offer emotional support through speaking to experience staff for anyone who has experience any death (not just through COVID-19) but are affected through;
- Not being able to see the person before they died through social distancing
- Being left alone because the person they lived with has died and family can’t come due to lockdown
- Not being able to give the person the funeral they may have wanted due to social distancing restrictions and lockdown
- The person may have died abroad and the person couldn’t get to see them through restrictions
We have been asked to pass this on to parents or young people to be aware of this service on offer.
Through ringing the helpline, people will get emotional support and can be referred onto an appropriate service or signposting to out of hours helplines to support them. See the poster below for more details:
Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We believe that happy children come from happy families and currently support families to improve the outcomes for over 1 million children each year. Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Our helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
A new area on the ECC website – Staying Well Children and Families – has been created and includes information, guidance and resources that schools can share with parents and carers to help them at this time.
Support during the COVID-19 coronavirus
Talking about mental health: start the conversation
We all have Mental Health
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people through our site.https://www.childline.
If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.
Are you a young person in crisis?
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help 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. https://youngminds.org.uk/