Direct Support (emotional, behavioural, practical, financial)
Direct Practical and Emotional Support
Support with Managing Anxiety and Behaviour
Remember that children often communicate through their behaviour more than through their words. You may see changes in behaviour due to their anxiety and stress. Do not feel that you are alone if your house seems full of conflict, stress and upset. This is not surprising at this time and it is fine for you to need to seek help, even if you have never done so before!
Our Home School Link Worker Nikki Bambgose is at the end of the phone on this number 07876 643196. She can offer help and support through this challenging time and can help with things like putting new routines into place, tips and strategies for managing children's behaviour, ways to help siblings be more co-operative and how parents can work together more effectively. Give her a call if you need any advice.
Worcestershire Speech and Language Team are offering support and advice around behaviour management and dealing with anxiety and stress. This is open to all families, not just those already accessing the Speech and Language Service. You can email them to request support and a member of the team will get back to you. WHCNHS.firstname.lastname@example.org
The school nursing service is available during school closure. They can be contacted by ‘phone 01562 514555 or email email@example.com
They are also part of the Starting Well Partnership which offers support to parents and carers and to children around a whole host of issues. See their full offer at https://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/services
Support with family circumstances
Worcestershire Here2Help, led and coordinated by Worcestershire County Council, is helping vulnerable households and families facing difficulties because:
- They are self-isolating or shielding and need help to access food and medicines
- Their financial situation has changed and parents are struggling to be able to feed their family
- They are struggling to cope without their usual support networks, to help look after children and keep them entertained (particularly where there may have already been challenging behaviour)
- The isolation and loneliness, accompanied by other issues, are bringing increasing stress and anxiety for children, young people and parents.
Here2Help is about making sure that anyone who is vulnerable during this pandemic is able access the help and support they need to prevent them from getting into crisis. There are three ways this is being done:
- Providing information, advice and resources to enable self-help wherever possible. On the Here2Help website http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help there are a growing number of resources to help families entertain and educate their children, support their mental health and maintain their wellbeing at home.
- You can request help through the form on the website or by phoning 01905 768053 (8am to 8pm seven days a week).
- People, groups and organisations can also offer help through the form on the website.
The Worcestershire holiday food and activities website, provides information about activities and support available to families during the school holidays. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/readysteadyworcs