Mental Health and Wellbeing


 Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please find information on this page to support your child's mental health and wellbeing. Please check back to this page regularly as a reminder for support on offer and to see any additions. 

The GoTo

North Yorkshire County Council jointly with the NHS have created a new website to help support mental health within young people. This new website is dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support in North Yorkshire.  The Go-to is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county. With lots of useful tips, information and signposting the site has specific ‘young person’, ‘parent/carer’ and ‘professional’ tabs for easy navigation.

Please visit www.thegoto.org.uk/ to find out more. 
 

Wellbeing Resources Zone
This wesbite is full of useful advice and support, including 'Lockdown' advice for children, young people, families and professionals. 

Please visit www.wellbeingresourceszoneuk.com to find out more.



E-safety...apps, games and social media

NSPCC have reviewed the most popular apps, games and social media your children are using. They have then created easy to read guides to support you in supporting your child. Each game, app and social media site have background information which outlines their legal age requirements along with a description of its use. It is then rated against key e-safety areas: safety features, privacy and location, reporting and blocking and content. Before finally giving it an overall safety rating. 

Click here to be taken to the website and learn more about the apps, games and social media your child is using.

 



Online Safety at Home

Thinkuknow.co.uk is a great website with plenty of information for parents to support their families to stay safe on the internet. Read this newsletter to find out how you can support the safety of your child at home. It has lots of great top tips as well as links for further information, advice and videos. 



Place2Be Parenting Support

Parenting Smart offers practical advice and support to parents and carers of children aged 5-11.  Please click on the image below to find out more:

 

 
 



 




Solihull Approach
Did you know North Yorkshire County Council have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in North Yorkshire to access a range of courses for parents/carers (access now for life-long access)?  There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years, from the Solihull Approach (NHS)  Click on the image below and use the Access Code:  NYFAMILIES

 

 

  •          Understanding your pregnancy, birth, labour and your baby
  •          Understanding your baby
  •          Understanding your child (0-19+ yrs, main course)
  •          Understanding your child with additional needs (0-19+ yrs, main course)
  •          Understanding your child’s feelings (taster course)
  •          Understanding your child’s brain (short course)
  •          Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)
  •          Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing (accompanies UYC and UYCAD)
 

Apple Guided Access / Android Screen pinning

Does your child use your phone at times?

Both Apple and Android give you the ability to restrict what can be accessed when they are using it, so you can restrict your device to the one app that your child would like to use (so all other features are disabled).

Use the following links to find out how to set it up:
Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202612 
Android: https://support.google.com/android/answer/9455138?hl=en-GB


 


If you are worried about your child's mental health or wellbeing and need further support, please speak to your child's class teacher. 
 

 
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