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Peacehaven Heights Primary School & Nursery

Peacehaven Heights Primary School

Peacehaven Heights Primary School & Nursery

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COVID Information

If you have a new concern about mental health and emotional wellbeing please contact:

Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Wendy Wiltshire 

Email - office@peacehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk

Phone - 01273 575989

 


We would like to signpost you to upcoming online webinars that can help support you to know more about your child's mental health needs and how you can support them. These short webinars will help to increase your knowledge and build strategies to manage mental health difficulties at home. They are suitable for anyone caring for a child aged 7-17 and have been produced by the East Sussex Mental Health Support Team. Topics include: sleep problems, phobias, anxiety and low mood.  Please see attachments for more information.

 


County lines is becoming one of the most prevalent forms of modern slavery, affecting children and vulnerable adults across the country.

The Clewer Initiative are offering an awareness raising session aimed at parents, grandparents and guardians of children and young people. The session will cover:

  • What is county lines?
  • Why should parents/grandparents/guardians be aware of the issue?
  • How can we spot the signs?
  • What can we do about county lines and how can we talk to our children about it?

The session will be offered on three dates during spring 2022, please sign up for one session per person. Tickets are available to book on the following dates:

  • Friday 21st January 10am-11am
  • Thursday 10th February 10am-11am
  • Thursday 17th March 10am-11am

Please click the following link for more information: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-county-lines-for-parents-grandparents-and-guardians-tickets-230291256347?fbclid=IwAR2BiLEtY-aUpWbSiGy1pUJc0WkfaGUGANIXQQRYTPG-9uI7_GT_aueq4ug

 


Click here for further help and information on children and young people's mental health from the NHS.

Health in Mind is the Free NHS primary care service supporting adults in East Sussex struggling with symptoms of anxiety or low mood.  Please see Final Heath in Mind Leaflet attached for further information.

 

Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)

Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual. A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household. Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).

Find the help finder here:

https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/

 

When emotions explode (Young Minds)

Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.

Download the poster here:

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/4291/when-emotions-explode-poster.pdf

 

Screen Savers: Looking after your eyes, body and mind when using screens (Beacon House)

We are spending more time online than ever before, possibly sitting and working with poor posture as we use makeshift desks and chairs. There is a tendency to take fewer breaks and less exercise and this is affecting our physical well-being.

Beacon House the specialist, therapeutic service for young people, families and adults has produced a series of six posters outlining ways to keep safe and alert when working at home, whether children or adults.

Download the posters here:

https://beaconhouse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Savers-1.pdf Further Beacon House resources can be found on their website here: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/resources/ 

 

Parenting Smart

'Parenting Smart' is a very useful resource for parents to access advice and guidance and is designed with busy parents in mind. You will be able to access short videos and articles about a wide range of topics from meltdowns to friendship difficulties, from anxiety to the transition to secondary school. The advice is written by child mental health experts and offers practical tips to support children's wellbeing and support behaviour. Please click on the link below for further information:

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/