Pupil Wellbeing Support for Parents
Please find below useful resources to help you support your child's wellbeing:
Please find information below on upcoming virtual psychoeducation workshops which CHUMS are offering to families in Bedfordshire and Luton. Families must be registered to a GP surgery in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough or Luton to be accepted onto a workshop.
These workshops are designed as a starting point for families with children who have low level difficulties and may not have accessed support from mental health services. If parents are concerned that their child’s problem is causing a moderate/severe impact on their life or they are presenting with risky behaviours (self-harm, suicidal ideations), then these series of workshops are unlikely to address these concerns. If this is the case, please speak to Mrs. Burraway, our Deputy Headteacher, in the first instance.
Please note that spaces for workshops are limited and allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If families wish to attend any workshop, they need to complete the registration form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the date they wish to attend.
Parent Sleep Workshop (Parent only with children aged 12 and under) - The workshop will cover the following topics; why sleep is important, what is ‘good’ sleep, possible causes of sleep difficulties and learning strategies to help overcome sleep problems.
- Monday 25th April 9:30-11:30am
- Tuesday 12th July 17:00pm-19:00pm
Teenage Sleep Workshop (Children aged 13+) - The workshop will cover the following topics; why sleep is important, what is ‘good’ sleep, sleep hygiene tips and strategies for managing worries at night.
- Thursday 16th June 16:00pm-18:00pm
0-5 Resiliency Workshop (Parent’s only) - The workshop will look at the importance of relationships, healthy attachment and how children are constantly learning from those around them. It will cover emotional regulation and how parents/carers are in a prime position to model healthy emotional regulation and behaviours. The workshop will also cover strategies and techniques to help build resiliency in children.
- Thursday 21st April 9:30am-11:30am
- Tuesday 21st June 17:00pm-19:00pm
Primary Resiliency Workshop (Parent workshop for children aged 6-12) – The workshop will cover the following topics; mental health vs mental health problems, emotional regulation, psychoeducation around anxiety and low mood, and strategies for relaxation.
- Wednesday 18th May 9:30am-11:30am
Secondary Resiliency Workshop (For Teens aged 13+) – The workshop will cover the following topics; mental health vs mental health problems, emotional regulation, psychoeducation around anxiety and low mood, and strategies for relaxation.
- Tuesday 5th July 16:00pm-18:00pm
Parent Self Esteem Workshop (Parent only for children 5-12 years of age)- One off workshop which equips parents with an understanding of self-esteem and ways to promote high self-esteem through parenting style and collaborative activities to try at home with their young person.
- Monday 18th July 17:00pm-19:00pm
Teenage Self Esteem Workshop (Parents and young people 13+) - One off workshop which equips teenagers with an understanding of self-esteem and tools to build confidence through though challenging, relaxation and activities to celebrate strengths and successes. Workshop also offers parental tips for building self-esteem in adolescence.
- Wednesday 8th June 16:00pm-18:00pm
Anxiety Workshop (For parents of children under the age of 12) - The workshop will cover the following topics; Emotional development in children, emotional regulation, psychoeducation around anxiety and anxiety management strategies.
- Monday 16th May 9:30am-11:30am
Transition Workshops – One-off psychoeducation workshops that provides anxiety /behavioural strategies based on guided self-help to help children with transitions to new schools / reintegration back to school. Parents and young people can attend:
- Lower-Middle transitions (parent only) – Thursday 11th August 17:00pm-19:00pm
- Primary-Secondary/Middle-Upper transitions (Parent and young person) – Monday 22nd August 9:30am-11:30am
https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee - Ollee is a virtual friend developed by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative. Aimed at 8-11 year olds and their parents, Ollee helps families talk about difficult topics.
When emotions explode - ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts that may help families to start a conversation and talk about each other's feelings.
Everyone has different eating habits. If you're worried about your child's relationship with food or their body, the following webpage might help: Action For Children - Child Eating Habits
How you feel matters - Getting help in Bedfordshire. A list of organisations to help with wellbeing needs in Bedfordshire: How you feel matters - Getting help in Bedfordshire
Please click here to find a helpline number for parents regarding their child's sleep: National Sleep Helpline: Supporting your child with sleep issues