MOORGATE PARENT/CARER SUPPORT GROUP
You are not alone! Supporting a child struggling with their emotions can be challenging and isolating. Family life has its ups and downs.
The idea of the group is to be parent led but professionally supported. A time out space for parents/carers to meet others experiencing challenges. The idea is for a relaxed but structured meet to share information and check in with each other. There will be useful resources and information. The initial one will be on Tuesday 19th March 9-10 am
Tea and coffee provided. Please let the office know if you are planning on attending to give an idea on numbers.
Let’s see if we can get this up and running. Thank you
Mrs Shaw – Early Help Leader
Call our free and confidential helpline for support
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.
Peep: Simply play course (0-4 years)
Adult and child course (mixed age sessions 0-4 years) which is suitable for adults who do not access other children’s activities and are wary of being in a group situation. The course strongly supports adults to interact and play with their child, to understand basic child development and encourage their child to make choices and explore new activities. Lots of support for adults to parent appropriately and manage their child’s emerging behaviours and develop realistic expectations of their child’s development while trying out lots of different activities. Many opportunities to support parenting and develop adults confidence as parents..
Family caring trust: From pram to primary (0-10 years)
Suitable for parents who are struggling with a child’s behaviour; mealtimes/ bedtimes/ lack understanding of how to talk and listen to their child, set fair, consistent boundaries, consequences and rewards. The course focuses on children’s behaviour aged between 2 and 10 years primarily. Many opportunities to support parenting and develop adults confidence as parents.
Referrals to these 2 groups via Mrs Shaw at school
Family support for young people and their parents/carers. Offering practical support and advice along with a therapeutic approach to support adults and young people through difficulties. We can work with families at home, at school or at a neutral venue.
Referrals can be made via Mrs Shaw in school
‘Toolbox’ is an open access, self-empowering, emotional wellbeing signposting service.
It involves a 60 minute Toolbox appointment with a SSNMH Toolbox worker and a follow up evaluation at 3 weeks and 3 months.
It is to help adults to become more aware of their emotional wellbeing, identify their own support network throughout the 4 identifiable stages of mental health experiences, wellness, illness, distress and crisis and be signposted to emotional wellbeing tools and services that may be helpful for them.
Individuals may self-refer to a toolbox appointment or be referred through services and community groups.
Ask Mrs Shaw for more information
I thought it may be useful to share some information regarding support that may be available to you. We understand that at certain times and for a variety of reasons family life can be hard. We don’t always know where we can turn for some support, either for ourselves or our children. We want our families to be supported early on and school can sometimes be the only place to turn to, even for ourselves. Please also visit the school website for further useful information.
DROP IN with Mrs Shaw – Early Help Leader. I will be available Fridays 9-10am starting on the 22nd March if you wish to discuss any concerns about your child’s emotional wellbeing or any family issues. As a school we can provide support, a listening ear, refer to agencies, offer resources you can use at home and provide foodbank vouchers
Some of our pupils have had the opportunity to take part in some workshops recently. These were hugely popular so we will look at doing these again in the future. Here are some photos from the Worry, Anger and Happiness ones:
Other useful numbers
These have websites and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter
MindEd for families and Youngminds
Parent helpline 0808 802 5544
Staffs Mental Health Helpline
0808 800 2234
Text 07860 022821 (Free)
Helpline 116 123 (24hrs)
School can also refer and signpost pupils/families to bereavement services, young carers and other local statutory and voluntary services.