Wellbeing and Advice
Wellbeing at South Camberley
Wellbeing is important for everyone! At South Camberley Primary & Nursery School we strive to promote positive wellbeing and mental health for all.
Supporting and promoting your wellbeing and mental health comes in many forms. We have created this page to help you access the different areas that we feel you and your families will benefit from.
Coffee Mornings for all
An invitation to all our parents to join us at The Hub, James Road Tuesday mornings 9.15-10am.
On the last Tuesday of each month join us at France Hill Drive 9.15-10am.
All welcome for a coffee and a chat, from 9.15 - 10am. Staff will be available to listen, advise, and support. Biscuits also available!
Talking to Children and Young People about War and Conflict
Guidance from the British Psychological Society / Division of Child and Educational Psychology https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/supporting-children-manage-anxiety-over-war-conflict-and-crises
Mentally Healthy Schools has recommendations for talking to teenagers
Ideas from the Place2Be Educational Psychologists to guide thinking about how to talk to children and young people about war and conflict https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2022/march/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-war-and-conflict/
BBC News website has an informative article by Lauren Potts called 'Ukraine Conflict: How to help yourself, your kids and others' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60557186
Out of Hours Advice Line for Neurodevelopmental Difficulties
Our partners from Barnardo’s and NAS are now offering an advice and support telephone line which aims to support families outside of ‘traditional office hours’ with managing ASD and ADHD related difficulties, challenges and behaviours.
**PLEASE NOTE - This is NOT a crisis line or crisis service – any urgent or crisis type presentations whether related to ND needs or not, would still go through the usual Crisis Line.
However, this line is an opportunity for families to have someone to call in the evenings if they are struggling with any behaviour or challenges that may be related to an ND presentation (no diagnosis is needed!) and the services will offer practical advice and guidelines to families.
• When is this available? The line will operate between 5pm and 11pm daily (including Saturday and Sundays), although they will stop taking calls at around 10.30 to allow time to respond.
• How do families access this support? All they need to do is call the usual A&A number - 0300 222 5755 – and after 5pm they will automatically be guided to options for this support
Crisis line 24/7 - Please call 0800 915 4644 to talk with a professional who will provide advice, support and signposting to a range of community services. It’s open all day and all night, seven days a week.
- EBSNA Resource Bank - A resource bank to support schools with EBSNA (Emotionally-Based School Non-Attendance)
- Digital safety during Covid-19 - advice produced by the Home Office
- Educate against hate parents’ hub - resources and government advice for parents and carers on keeping young people safe from extremism, including online
- Let’s Talk About It - support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
- This toolbox provides tips on how to navigate some of the emotional responses that families may experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/BHG-COVID19-FamilyToolbox.pdf
- Action for Carers – Surrey : https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/
- Qwell: https://www.qwell.io/ For Surrey SEND parents
- Mind Matters: https://www.mindmattersnhs.co.uk/ for those registered with a Surrey GP – self referral for mild to moderate mental ill health
- The Recovery college provides free mental health courses including a number of short audio guides on managing stress and anxiety: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/our-services/recovery/recovery-college/latest-news-recovery-college
- https://sabp.orcha.co.uk/ These are good health apps that can make a difference to your health & wellbeing.
Here is a list of online parenting support that is also available:
- For the Netmums Family Links online course you don’t have to sign up to, you can click through to the welcome page and access the course material by clicking on each highlighted topic. https://www.netmums.com/support/netmums-parenting-course-welcome
- The Parent Handbook is a reference book for parents and carers in Surrey. It includes information and contacts on 20 topics. It can be found at: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/the-parent-handbook
- There are also FREE online parenting guides for families to self-access. They cover the following topics; Understanding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby, Understanding your baby, Understanding your child 0 to 19 years, Understanding your teenagers brain. They can be found at: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/support-and-advice/parenting-courses-andadvice/online-guides