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Better Health - Every Mind Matters Campaign

 

Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.  

Portsmouth City Council - Coronavirus Guidance for Parents

Diocesan letter to Parents

Keeping Children Safe Online

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online

Parent Guide to Free School Meal Voucher Scheme

StarLine - Home Learning Helpline For Parent and Carers

 

StarLine provides support for parents and carers who have concerns or queries about educating their children at home. StarLine will help parents and carers by:

 

·Providing access to a team of qualified teachers, education and parenting experts.

·Focussing on providing practical ideas, support and reassurance.

·Offering tips, techniques and resources to enable parents to give their children the support they need to continue learning while schools are closed.

·Supporting family wellbeing and mental health.

·Covering all phases of education and subjects plus behaviour, pupil wellbeing and SEND.

 

StarLine is available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter

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