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Support information for young people and families

LUTON and BEDS SCHOOL NURSING

Please see below information from the School Nurse team with a list of services available to families:

 

  • Chathealth – School Nurse text support service for 11-19 year olds -
    Beds - Text 07507 331450 to speak with a school nurse for any emotional support or health advice (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays).
    Luton - Text 07520 616070
     to speak with a school nurse for any emotional support or health advice (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, except bank holidays).
  • Parentline – a secure and confidential text service for parents and carers of those aged 0-19. It offers advice and support on a range of issues such as weaning, sleep and emotional health or how to make an appointment with our team. 
    Beds - Text 07507 331456 with your question to start the conversation (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays).
    Luton - Text 07507 331886
     with your question to start the conversation (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays).
  • Bedford Open Door -www.bedfordopendoor.org.uk : 01234 360 388
  • Childline (children’s telephone counselling or online) – Ring 0800 1111 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk
  • Young Minds - If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support. Text YM to 85258.
  • Kooth  Online free counselling service for children and young people www.kooth.com
  • Sorted www.sortedbedfordshire.org.uk : 01582 891 435
  • Samaritans - 24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Parents/carers included.) Email - jo@samaritans.org Phone 116 123 (24 hours)
  • Relate www.relate.org.uk : 01234 356 350

If you are concerned about the immediate health or safety of a child you can contact

 

YOUNGMINDS Crisis Messenger

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgenthelp/

youngminds-crisis-messenger/

 

Call 111 Option 2 - 24/7 ALL AGES

Young people can talk to a CAMHS professional

directly who can arrange additional support.

 

0 - 18 CAMHS SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY

A CAMHS clinician will respond and they can also provide self- help resources and

psychoeducation. For enquiries, please call 01234 893362

 

More-Life - Weight management programme for children and families, information and self-referral form available via https://www.more-life.co.uk/what-we-do/our-services/in-your-area/bedford/

 

  •  NHS Childhood winter illnesses: Knowing what to do leaflet click here

 

  • Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating         to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

       Phone: 0800 046 8687
       Opening hours:
       8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
       10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

 


  • CHUMS

WORKSHOPS:

 

0-5 Resiliency Workshop (Parent’s only) - The workshop will look at the importance of relationships, healthy attachment and how children are constantly learning from those around them. It will cover emotional regulation and how parents/carers are in a prime position to model healthy emotional regulation and behaviours. The workshop will also cover strategies and techniques to help build resiliency in children.

  • Thursday 21st April at 09:30am-11:30am

Anxiety Workshop (For parents of children under the age of 12) - The workshop will cover the following topics; Emotional development in children, emotional regulation, psychoeducation around anxiety and anxiety management strategies.

  • Thursday 31st March at 17:00-19:00pm

Behaviour Workshop (For parents of children under the age of 8) - The workshop will cover the following topics; Emotional development in children, emotional regulation, common behaviour difficulties and strategies to promote positive behaviours.

  • Wednesday 27th April at 09:30am-11:30am

 


  • NHS Diagnosis Support Pack - Autism/ADHD 


  • Special Educational Needs and Disability - Local Offer

The Local Offer helps you find information about local services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  

The aim of the local offer is to provide clear, comprehensive, and accessible information about support and opportunities available for children and young people with special educational needs in your area.

To ensure that the provision of services in education, health and social care are more responsive to local needs and aspirations of children and young people by directly involving them, their parents/ carers and service providers in its development and review.

Find out more about the Local Offer, run by the councils,  in your area by clicking on the link below:

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/15/special_educational_needs_and_disability_-_local_offer


  • Kooth
    Young people aged 11-19 can access support for their mental health and wellbeing from Kooth.
    Kooth is free, safe and anonymous and is here to help and support young people with their mental health and is available 365 days a year.  Kooth offers more than just counselling, including Kooth magazine, forums, live discussion boards, journal, goals, and a mini activity hub.
    How to sign up to Kooth! - Guide for signing up to Kooth

  •  The Paediatric Occupational Therapy team of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust has launched a new online video presentation to help parents and professionals of children with a sensory challenge.

    The presentation enables parents and professionals to learn about sensory preferences, help with developing resilience using sensory smart strategies and how to adapt tasks to increase participation.

    The video and accompanying material can be found here.

 


  • Free school meals (FSM) information from Central Bedfordshire Council
This link can be used for applying for FSM during the COVID-19 emergency.  A child in reception, year 1 or year 2 and not attending school, may be eligible for free school meals until schools return to normal opening.


  •  'Parenting Insight Poster' from Central Bedfordshire Council which may be of interest. It has information about online sessions that they are providing.

 

  •  Dealing with Anger

8 Ways a child's anxiety shows up as something else

Feelings thermometer

Grounding pictures

Take five breathing

Tense and release

 


Below are flyers for the next sessions of the parenting programmes from Central Bedfordshire.

 


  • Please find below details of website providing guidance on a number of online platforms that your child may be using or have access to explaining each online platform, in terms of what it is, how it works and what can be expected from them. 

     

    https://nationalonlinesafety. com/guides 

     

    Parents can also type in Wake Up Wednesday which will take them to the website link.  

 


 

  • Parentline - a confidential text messaging advice and support line for Bedfordshire parents and carers of children aged 0-19. Text: 07507 331456

 

  • ChatHealth – confidential text messaging service for pupils aged between 11 and 19 for any concerns about the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus or the effect on schooling or future exams.  ChatHealth’s school nurses are there to help and also can help with areas of support such as healthy relationships, healthy lifestyles, emotional wellbeing, sexual health, smoking, drugs, alcohol, bulling.  Text:  07507 331450 

 


 

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online (latest advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak) - updated 25 June 2020 with new information on apps to help children stay safe online

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Here is some useful information about adult mental health and where adults can access support:

 


 

  • Central Bedfordshire have put together a page of useful resources to help parents/carers find information and advice on topics such as childcare, health and wellbeing, critical workers, school opening and transport, family information and more.

 


 

 


 

 


 

  • The local authority have produced an invaluable resource pack with two key documents added. The first of these is a two page summary record which is COVID 19 Hospital Communication Passport that lists the most important things that hospital and medical staff must know about disabled persons as soon as they arrive. It is important to complete your COVID 19 Hospital Communication Passport to ensure hospital and medical staff understand disabled children, young people and adults range of access and support needs.

       https://includemetoo.org.uk/covid19/

       https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/helpful-resources.aspx

 


 

  • Aquarius, Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service, Bedfordshire

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