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Coronavirus mental health and wellbeing resources

Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN)

FOR INFORMATION | ALL SCHOOLS

SPCN are supporting parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and/or disabilities in Suffolk in a number of ways during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus information pack for families

Families have told SPCN that the Covid-19 outbreak is a really worrying time for them and they have asked for resources to help them talk to their children and young people about it as well as needing strategies to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Working with SENsational families in Norfolk and education, health and care services, SPCN have produced an information and resource pack for families that is available to download or be posted out in a printed format.  

Online resources

In partnership with SENsational Families, SPCN have put together a mix of free online resources to help keep children and young people occupied at home over the coming weeks.

Peer-to-peer support

SPCN are providing peer-to-peer support if parents and carers need someone to talk to, or if they or their child/young person are struggling or if they have specific questions about where/how to access other support. They are signposting any health-related issues regarding Coronavirus to official sources.  Please see contact details below.

Family Support boxes

The SPCN team are sending out family support boxes for children/young people with any additional need and/or disability, (diagnosed or not) and their siblings and also contain information for parents and carers about how to support children and young people and other support organisations that are available.  These boxes are personised to each family and can contain a range of items.  They are available free to any parent / carer / guardian / foster carers who are members of SPCN and they simply have to email admin@spcn.org.uk with the request.  SPCN are accepting new members who will then be able to ask for the free family support box.

• Colouring/puzzle books for children and young people
• Colouring books for adults
• Stress balls
• Pots of bubbles
• Sensory bags
 
To be eligible for membership you must live in Suffolk or receive services from Suffolk and be a parent carer/foster carer/guardian of a child/young person aged 0-25 with any additional need and/or disability (diagnosed or not).  This is not limited to those with an EHCP or on SEN Support.  You can sign up for membership quickly and easily here. 

Family support page and pack

SPCN have also created a page on their website dedicated to parent carer support and this includes a regularly updated SPCN support pack containing local and national support organisations and online resources for parents and carers is available to download or be posted out in a printed format.

SPCN - Parent Carer Support

Parent and carers can contact SPCN by emailing admin@spcn.org.uk, private messaging on their social media @suffolkpcn or calling them on 07341 126455.
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or email parentspanel@ofsted.gov.uk.

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School attendance and Leave for absence

Requests for leave of absence for your child during term time, should be put in writing to:

 

Mrs Derrett,

Head Teacher

Tattingstone Primary School,

Church Road,

Tattingstone.

IP9 2NA

 

Phone: 01473 328488

Email: admin@tattingstone.suffolk.sch.uk

 

Other Information

Do you have a child that worries too much, has anxieties, bad habits, temper flares, dreads bed, has ocd or grumbles too much. We have been recommended a set of books by a parent who has used one with their child. 

 

Quote from parent "They are lovely books, which are completely child-centred and allows the child & parent to work through the issues in a way that the child can understand; and then provides practical solutions to take back control".

 

Please see attached document with photos of the books and where they can be purchased.

Useful weblinks
Requests for a paper copy of the information on the school website can be obtained from the school office, free of charge.
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