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Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

With Christ at our centre; we can live, love and learn together to be the best we can

School Values

  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Understanding

Well-being

Amazing People Schools - Half Term Planner

TREES (Together Reducing and Ending Exploitation in Shropshire)

Well Being Guidebook for 7-12 year olds

Mental Health Week Resources February 2021

Cerebra - working wonders for children with brain conditions

Mental Health Practitioner Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Part of the Bee U Group Monthly Newsletter for School involved in Trailblazer

Sleepy Heads: Beam Information, advice and practical suggestions relating to sleep: a guide for parents & carers.

Learning Mentor Support at School

Operation Encompass - where to turn for help with Domestic Abuse

Supporting Your Child’s Well-being

 

We’ve put together some resources to help you support your child which we hope you will find helpful. If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by phone or email 01691 652849 or admin@osoprimary.co.uk

 

We’re extremely grateful for all the support you’ve shown us as we’ve adapted to these new circumstances, and we want to reassure you that we are still here to support you too.

We can and will get through this together.

 

If your child struggles with higher levels of anxiety

Some children are naturally more anxious, such as those with existing phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorders. The current situation can make those anxieties worse.

Get them to do activities such as counting, ordering and sorting tasks which can help them calm down

Encourage them to use relaxation techniques such as controlled breathing

Look out for obsessive or compulsive behaviours and try to get ahead of them early by challenging unhelpful thoughts and assumptions.

If you’re worried about your child’s anxiety, YoungMinds is a charity dedicated to children’s mental health. They’ve opened a parents’ helpline for confidential, expert advice. You can reach them at 0808 802 5544.

 

 

Where to turn to for help

It’s okay to not be okay. We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed, at risk of abuse or experiencing financial need, there are people you can call on for support:

 

  Mental health

Organisation

Contact information

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind

A mental health charity

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Youth suicide prevention society

 

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds

A charity dedicated to children’s mental health

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support for grief and bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

  Domestic violence

Organisation

Contact information

NSPCC

Child protection charity

 

Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

0800 1111 for children (ChildLine’s 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

NHS - Shropshire Community Health: Support for Families

Parenting Team - Shropshire Courses and Contact Details

Dragonfly - 15 Tips for supporting children to Reduce Anxiety Around Social Situations

NSPCC - a summary of advice, guidance and services for children and families with links

NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. Virtual Assembly

A virtual assembly focusing on anxiety and children's worries about the coronavirus.

Young Minds Top Ten Tips for helping Children through Change

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