This year, the children from our 'Children's Parliament' team have been focusing on supporting children's wellbeing and mental health. The team have placed 'Worry Boxes' in every classroom and all children have the opportunity to place a green slip in the boxes and request to talk to someone about a worry they might have. Our team of 'Worry Buddies' check these boxes each day and make sure children always have someone to share their worries with. They also support children on the playground using the 'Worry Buddy Bench' to ensure all children have someone to play with.
We have been very lucky to have been offered these useful resources from 'RelaxKids' for supporting children's wellbeing. Please click on the links below to download the resources and consider using them at home with your child.
Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
You can also download the document below if you have concerns about your child's mental health and wellbeing during the outbreak or use the school nursing team's 'ChatHealth' service - see below...
Educational Psychology Service Helpline for Parents
Got a child 5-19 and looking for confidential help and advice? Just send a text.
A safe and easy way to contact your school nursing team 07480-635515
From the 15th June 2020, Somerset County Council School Nursing Team is launching a new mobile health service to provide help and support to parents and carers in Somerset and make it easier for them to get help and advice. ChatHealth is available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, automatic replies will be sent to any message received out of hours. For medical help and advice outside of these hours please contact your GP or call 111.
Anyone who cares for a child aged 5-19 can receive confidential advice from a School Nurse on a wide range of health issues.
If your child is moving between settings, starting at secondary school or starting at a new school for the first time, Public Health have produced some useful resources to help support your child through transition. Click on this link to visit their site: