We know this is a challenging time for everyone – parents/carers, children and staff, so we are putting up some resources which we hope will be helpful.
Wellbeing for Families
Our page about Anxiety will take you to some useful links and resources for children and young people.
Our page about Low Mood and Depression will take you to some useful links and resources for children and young people.
Our page about Bereavement and Loss will take you to some useful links and resources for children and young people.
Our page Help with Sleep offers advice and links for families who need some support in this area.
Our page Surviving loss through suicide – support for bereaved families signposts to UK-based organisations.
Support for Families
West Sussex parent carers forum
West Sussex services for children and young people – emotional wellbeing and mental health
Includes a range of services with information about who can access and how to access for mild to moderate difficulties, mainly for over 11 but some for younger children and gives information about services that work with moderate to severe difficulties, such as CAMHS.
Provides impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.
West Sussex MIND
Provide a range of training and workshops for parents and carers including social anxiety in children and young people, self-harm parent and carers network, social anxiety and selective mutism, understanding young people’s mental health.
West Sussex Educational Psychology Service
Parents and carers can book a telephone consultation with an Educational Psychologist.
Wellbeing for Staff
This presentation has been created by www.youngminds.org.uk and is a useful guide for teachers to support children who have experienced bereavement.
The recorded training webinars below have been created by West Sussex County Council in conjunction with the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHST). They can be accessed by clicking on this link to complete a brief form to be sent a link to the materials.
“Introduction – Understanding the principles of recovery and Wellbeing” “Building Resilience”
“Senior Leadership Mental Health and Wellbeing”
“Understanding Low Mood”
“Loss, Bereavement and Change”
After watching any of these, please complete the evaluation form here.