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This service provides information and resources that can improve health and wellbeing for all. Their campaigns are interactive with real-life practical learning examples, including web links to resources that can be used at home. Please click on their monthly bulletins below for further information.
They have also produced a guide for families entitled "Let's talk a common language and understanding of emotional wellbeing and mental health". Please click on the link for further information.
They are also offering parents 30 minute virtual appointments to discuss their Child or young person’s current emotional wellbeing challenges, offering strategies to support them, signposting to online services and recommending services that best support children and young people. More details can be found here.
Please see link below for the YouTube video produced by Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service for parents of our incoming Reception Year cohort. The video is also available to view from the ECFWS website.
Please click on the links below for more details of workshops available free of charge:
Supporting Children, Young People and Families emotional wellbeing and mental health on their return to education
The following links have been provided by Essex County Council:
The Essex Wellbeing Service will be providing navigators to help you find the right support for pupil’s and their families emotional wellbeing and mental health needs on the return to education. This is an early intervention offer to provide additional support to education settings on top of what you will already be offering. The Essex Wellbeing Service has developed a navigator service to both signpost and provide a triage service depending on the needs of your pupils and their families.
To access the Essex Wellbeing Service navigators, phone this number: 0300 303 9988
This is accessible from the 8th March 2021. Families can use this directly, or request support from school/setting staff. There will be promotional materials available to share this vital information with families.
Recovery and Return to Educational Settings suite of resources has two further webinars for families:
- Part 1: Looking after yourself (28mins)
- Part 2: Looking after your family (39mins)
- Essex Local Offer: Coronavirus support wellbeing and mental health
Please share these links with your families to provide them with some helpful advice and information to support their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
The Essential Living Fund is available for families who need emergency help with heating, water, food, bills and other essential household items. Families can call 0300 7900 124 (8:45am-5:00pm). www.southend.gov.uk/ELFforessex
National and local research findings are indicating that social, emotional and mental health needs continue to be a priority and concern. There are four themes that we have prioritised:
- Essex’s social, emotional and mental health pillars of support
- Disordered eating
- Self-injury (self-harm)
- Loneliness and isolation
We will be providing helpful succinct information in a poster format about how to support children, young people and families in these areas.
Essex Family Support Service https://www.community360.org.uk/efss/
Helping families with children age 8 to 19 and low level needs to feel more resilient and happier.
Referral by a professional or families themselves email@example.com 01206 505250
Part of the Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service