Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Please look below for resources for Social, Mental and Emotional Health:
Sleep and why it matters
National Sleep Helpline: We are here to help
At any given time up to 40% of adults and 50% of children (this rises to 80% with a SEND diagnosis) have difficulties with their sleep. Yet in a recent survey, almost 60% of adults felt there was a lack of support for sleep issues. Sleep problems can leave people feeling isolated and lonely.
Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors, many of whom are specialists in working with SEND. We can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to adults, including older people, about their sleep issues).
The helpline is open 5 times a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Monday, Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541.
You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
Mindworks have pulled together some ideas here that parents and young people can try out at home to overcome their fears and worries.
Dr. Ali D'Amario, Educational and Child Psychologist, Xavier Trust has created this session which looks at understanding anxiety and support strategies for parents to use with primary aged children.
Fantastic Fred Experience
Please click on the link to watch a video from the Fantastic Fred experience. The video is a preventative and educational mental health resource delivered in an interactive and memorable way. www.thefantasticfredexperience.com/for-parents-guardians
Information on parent workshops
Please see flyer here and links below of next year’s parent workshops from the Surrey Wellbeing Partnership Team- part of Mindworks Surrey.
Sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety
Parents may find this useful. It has a very comprehensive range of information including sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety. Please click here
Free Crisis Line
There is a free 24/7 mental health crisis line for children aged from six years, young people and their families/carers who are in crisis. Please call 0800 915 4644 to talk with a professional who will provide advice, support and signposting to a range of community services. It’s open all day and all night, seven days a week.
The CYPS crisis line can be used by everyone aged 6 and above in Surrey.
The number 0800 915 4644 is the same telephone number as the adult mental health crisis line – simply select option one.
Please click here for the Mindsworks information flyer.