Advice from Anna Freud: National Centre for Children and Families on what self- care is and why it is important:
Parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are invited to take part in a virtual SEND Transition Meeting being held next month.
The Zoom meeting, on Wednesday December 9th at 1.30pm, is being held by Healthwatch South Tyneside and will include guest speakers from South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside College and Kooth providing updates and services that can support families and their children or young people.
The full agenda can be downloaded here: https://www.
To join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 816 5534 6785
It covers- Understanding difficult feelings, Tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing and looking after your practical needs.
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Here are some safety cards to help you stay safe when using various online platforms from the website https://oursafetycentre.co.uk/
As a parent – or anyone with parenting responsibility – you know your child better than anyone. That means you’re probably the first person to know when they’re struggling with an emotional problem, and the first person to help them with it. Here is some advice for parents:
Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and
it’s important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body.
Everyone will be reacting in their own way. You might be feeling frustrated or lonely. Concerned about your finances, your health or relatives. And you might be feeling down, worried or anxious. It is OK to feel like this. These are normal reactions to uncertainty
and to challenging events. Covid-19 has also impacted on many of the normal coping strategies we use to deal with stress, and on the everyday activity that underpins
our emotional wellbeing. During this time, we may need to be more creative and thoughtful about how we look after ourselves.
This booklet contains practical information about things you can do now to look after your
mental health and wellbeing, and how you can support others.
The upcoming Live Forums on Kooth for young people to access during October are as follows with additional information in the leaflet below:
Ø Wednesday 7th October – Supporting World Mental Health Day
Ø Monday 12th October – Living with OCD
Ø Friday 23rd October – Myth Busting: Toxic Masculinity
Ø Wednesday 28th October – Let’s Talk About Black History
Here is a link to 14 days of activities for your child. Each activity is hyperlinked to a resource on the ELSA Support website. Basically this means if you click the BLUE TITLE of each activity it will take you to a page on their website. You can download and print the activity for your children:
South Tyneside Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers free and impartial information, advice and support to parents/ carers, children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing