Family Support and Wellbeing
Welcome to our family support page, where we hope you will find lots of information and advice to help you.
Parent Connect: Supporting Newham Families
Place 2 Be
Next week is Place2Be's Children's Mental Heath Week and this year's theme is Express Yourself. We really encourage families to check out the wealth of information and resources they have available on their website.
Local Organisations: Support and Advice
If you need to visit a foodbank, or need to speak to someone about domestic violence or abuse or advice on immigration status please take a look at our Early Help Directory. The directory gives details on local organisations that can help and details on how to contact them.
If you would like any help or more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, child’s name and a telephone number and someone will call you back.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing
Good mental wellbeing means feeling good and functioning well. It doesn't mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult, but good wellbeing means that you have the resilience to cope when times are tough. Good mental health and resilience are fundamental to our physical health and relationships.
Please look at these slides, which explore the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
These are steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. All five of these actions are free, easily achievable and can be done by anyone. You might already be doing some of the ‘5 ways’ without even being aware of it!
This is the fifth and final way of wellbeing and really focuses on the benefits of slowing down and really taking notice of the world around you. Ms Lewis talks about the importance of this element of wellbeing and as always, gives families some practical ideas to develop this at home! Check out the video by clicking here.
The forth way of wellbeing is all about giving - watch this video for some ideas from Ms Lewis!
The third theme encourages us to 'Keep Learning' - this can be really important for our wellbeing. Watch Ms Lewis's video for lots of information and ideas to inspire you whilst you're at home.
This week's theme is about 'Being Active' - watch this video for some great ideas to help the whole family!
This video explains the first way of wellbeing - connect.
Let us know how you get on with the Five Ways to Wellbeing. You can share your examples on Twitter @SheringhamPS. We are excited to see your examples of the #5WaysToWellbeing
Click here to find out more information about wellbeing from Newham.
Five Ways to Wellbeing: Supporting families of children with SEND
Sheringham staff, including our fantastic speech and language therapists, have some really useful advice for thinking about the 'Five Ways of Wellbeing' for children with SEND. Check out the sections below, each with its own video full of guidance and tips.
Communication is key to ‘connecting’. This video, from our Speech and Language Therapists, gives some great tips to help establish great communication with your child.
Here are Sheringham staff introducing some of the Signalong gestures to promote communication skills for children, including those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and English as an Additional Language (EAL). Can you try to use some of these with your children?
Helping with Behaviour and Safety at Home
We're all spending much more time in our homes that usual. Here is some advice for keeping your family as safe as possible as you all play, learn and live in the home together: