Child Health & Wellbeing
The NHS Better Health website provides lots of facts about healthy food, recipes to try and activities to improve your family's health and wellbeing, and they have also now just launched the free NHS Food Scanner App. With a speedy scan of your family's favourite foods, parents can find healthier swaps for the next time they shop.
Upcoming Courses from Kingston Adult Education to support mental wellbeing for families and children
Help your Child to be a good friend (online): If you are looking for ways to support your child to feel more confident in building better friendships, "Help your child to be a good friend" increases your knowledge to support your child towards healthier and more fulfilling friendships. A skill that will stay with them for a lifetime - 19 October - 6.30-8.00pm
Reduce Anxiety & Develop Resilience in your Child (online): If your child is showing signs of stress or anxiety and finds it hard to bounce back from adversity, this course will give you the understanding and plenty of practical tools to guide your child to building their resilience and coping with change. A fully interactive online 5-week course which means you can work out the best way to help you and your child improve their emotional wellbeing and enjoy life more - 8 November-6 December - 12.30-2.30pm
Support Your Child Through Exam Stress (online): Exam stress can have a big impact on your child as well as the whole family. However, not all stress is bad as it can be a great tool to increase productivity and focus if controlled effectively. In this 1.5 hour online workshop, you will learn valuable tools to support your child to navigate their stress levels through this challenging time - Wednesday 23 November at 6.30pm~8.00pm
To register your interest for the above courses, click here : https://bit.ly/KAE-CLfl2223
Advice on Common Illnesses and Attendance at School
Health Conditions including Asthma
If your child has a long term medical condition which requires close monitoring, please speak to the school office who can put you in touch with the SENCo to discuss any specific needs. You may need to fill out a Healthcare Plan, for example if your child requires an epipen.
The school is not allowed to administer paracetamol/ibuprofen to children. If this has been recommended by a health professional for a long term medical condition, please contact the school office.
If your child requires antibiotics, we can administer a single dose, only if they have been prescribed 4 times per day. Otherwise we ask that you fit around school times. You will need to complete a medication form.
School Health Service
The School Health Service supports young people, their parents or carers and schools to promote healthy lifestyles and improve and maintain health and wellbeing. Pupils that are emotionally and physically healthy are best able to achieve their educational potential.
Emotional Health & Wellbeing
Update Nov 2021
0800 028 8000
New single 24/7 crisis line for children and young people/families requiring urgent mental health support - please use this number before attending A&E, unless there is an emergency medical need
Tackle Child Abuse Campaign
The government has launched a campaign called 'Together we can tackle child abuse'. The resources, aimed at everyone in the community, could be used with parents and include four very short videos explaining physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and online abuse.
The simple mnemonic, ABC, is used to remind people that they should look out for changes in appearance, behaviour or communication. The webpage has a search engine to find out where to report abuse.