You can find some resources and links below to support students and parents with wellbeing and health.
UPDATE 15th September 2020:
Link to Staffordshire Youth Union - https://staffscvys.org.uk/syu-voice/
If you live in East Staffordshire (Burton, Uttoxeter and surrounds) please take 10 minutes to complete this survey. The results will form recommendations on how access to and the variety of activities for young people can be improved for the local area in the future.
UPDATE 28th August 2020:
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) have launched a local page on a ground-breaking website ‘Health for Teens’: www.healthforteens.co.uk
This unique website is the first NHS website that has been created by and for young people, complementing and raising the accessibility of School Nurses.
Each area presents health advice through facts, quizzes and articles. MPFT have developed a “local page” which will enable young people to find a range of services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to support them.
The local area section for young people includes local news, announcements, services, a search for a School Nurse function and locally produced articles on young people’s health.
The main website features a diverse range of health topics from mental health to puberty, sexual health to bereavement. The articles, quizzes, and interactive content has been written and overseen by experts from services including school nursing, health improvement, smoking cessation, dietetics, paediatricians and mental health.
The website content is presented through six areas:
UPDATE 15th June 2020:
You can book a talk with HOPE Project about mental health support for parents & carers at their next Zoom chats - see below:
You can also book onto their Zoom workshop for parents/carers about "Teenage Brain Development" - see below:
UPDATE 1st June 2020:
You can talk with HOPE Project about mental health support for parents & carers at their next Zoom chat - see below:
Additional advice, links and resources for students added to https://www.deferrers.com/coronavirus
There is a new emotional support service (Action for Children) for children and families living in Staffsordshire: https://www.staffordshire-ewb.actionforchildren.org.uk/staffordshireemotionalhealthandwellbeingservice/informationforchildrenyoungpeopleandfamilies
Advice from Young Minds about coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
Catch22 have compiled 2 fact sheets containing the telephone numbers and websites of several support services that children and parents can access over the next few weeks/months whilst isolated.
Useful website: what to do if your child is anxious about going back to school: