Wellbeing and Support for Families

SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES – RESOURCES AND LINKS

We are aware that during these unprecedented times, having the children at home, mostly indoors, all day every day may present a number of challenges. We have compiled a list of links and support that families may wish to call on for support should the need arise.

 

Government advice

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

Mental health and well-being advice

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

 

Children’s guides to Coronavirus

https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus.pdf

https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_0a595408de2e4bfcbf1539dcf6ba4b89.pdf

https://wpg-assets.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/pdf/coronavirus.pdf

 

Parenting advice – during Covid-19

https://www.sharingparenting.com/news 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Coping Calendar – great ideas for parents

 

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/863032/coping_calendar.jpg         

 

Resources to support well being

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/            

 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/april-calendar.pdf

 

Christ Church Moreton Hall support and advice

https://ccmh.org.uk/

email – worship@ccmh.org.uk                   

01284 725391  

Family Lives Support GroupHelp and support to families that are struggling

 

www.familylives.org.uk

0808 800 2222

Action for Children

Support and help for vulnerable children and their families

 

Actionforchildren.org.uk

Advice.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

 

Homestart

Helps families with mental health/bereavement/isolation

 

Email: info@home-start.org.uk

01164645490

Young Minds

Support Mental health support for children and young people

 

0800 802 5544

Free and Confidential Helpline

Relate

Support for families

www.relate.org.uk

02392 827026

KOOTH

Free Online Counselling up to 10pm

www.kooth.com

Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm

Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm

Childline

Support for children/young people

 

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

NSPCC

Support for children

www.nspcc.org.uk

help@nspcc.org.uk

 

0800 800 5000

SUPPORT WITH FOOD/SHOPPING

For support with food/shopping during this time, there are organisations in the local area who may be able to help.

West Suffolk Vineyard Church Storehouse is a foodbank ministry which gives away food bags through agencies within Bury St Edmunds, to people who are unable to provide enough food for their families. These bags are offered free of charge with a no-strings attached policy. As well as emergency food, Storehouse provides toiletries and nappies for clients of local Health and Social Care Services. If you or someone you know would like to receive a food bag, you can get a referral from agencies throughout Bury St Edmunds.

Phone 01284 765874 to find out how this works.

Gatehouse Foodbank provides three days of emergency food to local people in crisis. Those in need are identified by local care professionals. Gatehouse also signposts people to organisations able to help solve longer-term problems. If you need help or know someone else who does, vouchers are provided using a referral system. Please phone 01284 754967 to find out how this works.

Email info@gatehouse.org.uk

Dettingen Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TU

The Best Before Shop collects surplus food to stop it going to the landfill and then sells to people on a ‘pay as you feel’ (minimum donation £1) basis to individuals and families from the local area, especially those on low or zero incomes. The shop is open every Tuesday (10am-2pm)

Email – bestbeforebse@gmail.com

4 Elseys Yard, Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3AA