The return to school, after a long break, has brought many challenges for families. Whilst there is relief our young people are having some degree of normality, the impact of COVID is still there. Some of our children are feeling very anxious and worried, and as parents we may see this at home through worrying and challenging behaviour.
CAHMS is a brilliant starting point in looking for advice as parent to support your child's emotional needs. The parents sections contains a number of helpful guides, which might give you ideas for ways to tackle worries at home.
Telephone support for families:
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Educational Psychology (HIEP) remains available to contact for all. They are offering a Telephone Support Line during this time which will be:
• A daily telephone support line provided by educational psychologists for families, education staff and other professionals in Hampshire;
• Available each day from 9.30am -12.30pm and 1.00pm – 4.00pm; for any queries related to the emotional well-being of children, young people and their families.
Please phone the number below for your local area:
• North (Basingstoke): 01252 814 835
Winston's Wish Charity, a bereavement charity, have put together some useful information for children and parents, should it be needed.
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers.. Topics include information from talking to a child worried about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to how to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The ChildLine website has many fantastic resources and games in the Tool Kit section which you can have a look at. Visit https://www.childline.org.uk/
For older children have a look at the Children’s Society https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
Kath, from Relax Kids, has offered some very valuable support to a number of our pupils and their families over the last few years. She has continued working virtually and, where possible, face to face with children.
Take a look at her website: www.relaxwithkath.com
Relax Kids Coach
Tel: 07989 476533
Facebook: Relax Kids Basingstoke