Parent Wellbeing

Information for Parents & Carers

As part of our Whole School Approach, it is essential that we continue to engage with parents, carers & the local community. We want to empower our community to voice their ideas & opinions. Such engagement has been shown to improve not only a child's wellbeing but also their academic success. Our PCS Parent & Carer Forum is the key to keeping such communication open & fluid. We meet once a term from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. On the following dates:

Wednesday 22nd September
Wednesday 10th November
Wednesday 26th January
Wednesday 2nd March
Wednesday 11th May
Wednesday 6th July

There is no obligation for a regular commitment, however we do ask that you contact pcs-enquiries@swale.at prior to the evening if you would like to attend.

We would also like to direct you towards the staff in school who can provide information, guidance and support for you and your child depending on their year group.

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

General support with all things related to parenting

https://www.openforparents.org.uk/ - Parenting advice line Thursdays 11 - 1pm

https://www.educare.co.uk/edusafe-pc - EduSafe® is a bank of free online resources written by experts that gives key information about important topics, signs to look for and where to go for extra support.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XQvFSFik9kgfDS_OpTZF1S_UaxxSqsqAEJj4taFAA9E/ - How to stay calm in a global pandemic

https://5a0fe8f0-a116-4ddf-b9ce-38e9d5b934e5.filesusr.com/ugd/7704f1_2da4d27825014ab1a58ba767158c987a.pdf - Parent's guide to building girls body confidence

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ - Support with Mental Health

Information on loss, trauma & bereavement

https://www.educators-barnardos.org.uk/
https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/for-parents
https://www.winstonswish.org/

Counselling & external support for young people

https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health-service-east-sussex/ -
A team of health care professionals, who offer support to children, young people & families in East Sussex

https://www.allsortsyouth.org.uk/ - For support re LGBTQ

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ - Suicide Prevention Charity & Hopeline UK Helpline available to all those under 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts

School Nursing Team  to refer or ask advice call the SHOP - School Health One Point:
Online Referral link: http://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/esshreferral
SHOP Telephone: 0300 123 4062
SHOP Email: kchft.SH-Esschoolhealthservice@nhs.net

https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/irock - i-Rock can offer advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing, jobs, education and housing for 14 - 25yr olds

https://youngminds.org.uk/ - Crisis Messenger App Free Text Support for Young people & website for parents

Young Carers

https://www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/East-Sussex-Young-Carers - information on young carers

Domestic & Sexual Abuse

https://uksaysnomore.org/ - end domestic abuse & sexual violence
https://uksaysnomore.org/resource/how-to-talk-to-young-people-about-domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence/

Refuge

Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence.

Support for children - https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/children/

Protecting my children - https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/protecting-my-children/

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
(access live chat Monday - Friday, 3pm - 10pm)

Hideout (Women's Aid)

A web resource for children themselves. Women’s Aid have created this space to help children understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action.
Website: https://thehideout.org.uk/children/home/

Freedom Programme

Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which was created by Pat Craven and evolved from her work with perpetrators of domestic violence. The programme provides information, not therapy.
Website: https://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/

Bright Sky app

Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else. The app can be downloaded for free via the app stores.

Launched in partnership with Vodafone, the app includes questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, and a section on dispelling myths around domestic and sexual abuse.

The website is focused on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse, advice on how to support someone you have concerns for, and ways to find help.

Download for android
Download for iOs

Supporting your child with domestic violence (Young Minds)

Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-domestic-violence/

Protective Behaviours (Safety Net)

Protective Behaviours is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways to keep safe.

https://www.safety-net.org.uk/protective-behaviours/

Bullying

Sussex Against Bullying is a voluntary organisation providing a range of different support services for children & young people who have been and who are being affected by bullying. Services include:

Email Mentoring Support
A Holiday Club
School-based support

Parent Support and information sessions

To find out more, please visit our website: www.sussexab.org.uk or email
info@sussexab.org.uk,for a child/young person to access support a referral can be done via the website or email.

Sleep support

https://teensleephub.org.uk/ - live chat every Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm. Open for teenagers & families to talk to sleep practitioners about sleep issues