Below are some useful links for you to click on: –
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service that enables young people in Dorset to send health related questions via text to the school nursing team. The sender will be provided with advice and information, or signposted to additional services.
This app has great body scan meditations to help children develop the awareness of what’s happening in their bodies
An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic – Covibook
Family Information Services:-
The Family Information Service are here to help you with a range of matters relating to family life. If you’re a parent, grandparent or carer and have a question, contact us.
The service is free, confidential and impartial. We are here to help families with children and young people aged 0 to 19 or 0 to 25 for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The team and the Family Information Directory can provide information on local childcare, services and activities, and much more! We also offer a one to one brokerage service available to anyone who wants more help finding the right childcare or activities.
The SEND Local Offer provides information on activities and services for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
by phone on 01202 093131 Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on services outside Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, use the Coram Family and Childcare Trust search facility to find a local Family Information Service.
Get in touch today via:
Call: 01202 985104 (Monday – Friday / 10am – 4pm)
Youngminds – Mon-Fri 9:30am till 4:00pm on 08088 025544
SHOUT – text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support www.giveusashout.org
Childline – under 19s can call 0800 1111 for free, confidential support
It is recognised that children are talking a lot about the Coronavirus and some are quite scared. Please be aware that children pick up on the news and some have access to social media, so please be mindful of what they are hearing and seeing. Give them some reassurance and a cuddle as it is such an unknown scenario for them and us. Below is a social story that is used to help reassure them, please share it with your children if needed.
Please also note that during this time, your children may have greater access to the internet and internet safety is very important. For further information about keeping your children safe online – Please click here
Heath Fire Re-Assurance Resources:-
Key Stage 1 – Video from Marc House an Incident Commander from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service.
The above is about ‘Sam’s Sad Day Story’ a video and questions/activities relating to the life of Sam a lizard living on the Heath.
The above explains what Firefighters do.
Key Stage 2 – Video from Marc House an Incident Commander from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service.
Help for Parents:-
For further information, please visit:- http://www.dwfire.org.uk/