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Family Support

                          

 

 

 

Family Support Workers - `A Friendly Face'

 

Mrs Watkins – Play Therapist (Tuesdays, Wednesdays)

I have been working with children and their families around the world for 25 years. I have sensitively supported a diverse range of parents and carers in multicultural environments. I am extremely sensitive to the complexities that families face and treat everyone with the utmost respect. 

For more details - please refer to the ' Express Yourself - Play Therapy'  document below:

 

Family Support Worker – Drop-In Sessions

 

Our Family Support Worker Team is offering a weekly drop-in session for parents to come in and have time to talk to Mrs. Napier or Ms. Glover.  Parents are welcome to attend to speak to the Family support worker about any issues/concerns they may have regarding their children. If they need any help or support with paperwork and filling this in or just some general information/support for themselves or their children.

The sessions will be held on a Thursday between 9:00 am and 9:45 am and will begin from Thursday 27th January

 

 

In addition to the drop-in sessions, the Family Support Team are holding 'Coffee Mornings'  on some Thursdays with a specific area of focus or topic that parents/carers may find useful. For more information, please click the page link below:

 

If you would like to book a place to attend, please complete the slip attached to the Anxiety workshop flyer below and return to Mrs Pimm or the school office.  Places are limited to 25 and so will be offered on a first come basis.     

Family Support Worker Newsletter - October 2021

Our Family Support Worker Team of Mrs Napier, Ms Glover and Mrs Watkins will be sending home a termly newsletter with lots of useful information to support parents.

The newsletter will include :

  •  An introduction to the Family Support Worker Team and ways to make contact with them
  •  Updates about events happening in school or in the local community
  •  Free courses from Solihull approach
  •  Useful websites

 

Please scroll below for access to our newsletters.

Useful Websites & Helplines

Mental Health Services

When children's mental health needs more direct support from a professional we can refer to the likes of Solar or Forward Thinking Birmingham. 

Below are links to a useful video and websites from Solihull School Nursing Team aimed at Primary school aged children regarding emotional health and well-being. 

https://youtu.be/7LjLl386yl0 

 

Supporting Children's Mental Health 

Wellbeing tips for Young People

The website links include self-help videos for young people with all sorts of tips on exercise, sleep, worry and how to take care on social media as well as advice and sources of support.

 

 

Bereavement Services

Losing someone is one of the hardest things to face but it isn’t something that you have to tackle alone.

Learn more about St Mary's Hospice bereavement support.

Community Bereavement Service - Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

 

Other bereavement services:

Edward's Trust

Winston's Wish

 

Family Support Services

 

Women's Aid provide support to women and their children in the Birmingham and Solihull area. 

Call their confidential helpline on 0808 800 0028

 

 

Act on Energy - Support for Solihull households struggling with energy bills and keeping warm.

 

https://actonenergy.org.uk/project/solihull-household-support-fund/

 

Young Carers

 

At Olton we like to give special attention to our students who are Young Carers. Every half term we come together to acknowledge the children's roles, build friendships with other Young Carers and take part in some well-deserved fun activities. 

 

Young Carers - Carers Trust Solihull

 

Outside agencies:-

Storehouse 

Solihull - Help with food and fuel

The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham 

Solihull – Hobs Moat - The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham

 

 

FREE Eat Well, Move More Programme

https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/eat-well-move-more-family-healthy-lifestyle/

 

Eat Well Move More - Family Healthy Lifestyle Service - Solihull Active

Eat Well Move More is a FREE support service for children (4-16years) who are classified as overweight or obese (over 91st centile).

www.solihullactive.co.uk

 

https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/ewmm-self-referral-form/

Eat Well Move More Self Referral - Solihull Active

Eat Well Move More Self Referral. Eat Well Move More is a family healthy lifestyle service for children and their families. Eligibility: Aged 4 (must be in Reception) – 16 years

www.solihullactive.co.uk

 

HAF Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is for those aged 4 to 16 who are in full-time education and receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM).

 

https://www.solihull.gov.uk/children-and-family-support/Holiday-Activities-Food-Programme

 

The Solihull HAF (Holiday Activities and Food programme) aims to provide a range of activities and a nutritious meal, for children in receipt of benefit-related free school meals (FSM), during school holidays.

If you receive this benefit, your child will be eligible to attend HAF sessions for free. A letter providing proof of eligibility will be issued to families by 25 March 2022, which will be required at point of booking or attendance of HAF programme sessions. There will also be places available for children who are not in receipt of FSM but who are vulnerable or have additional needs. If you believe that this applies to your child, then please contact your chosen holiday club directly to confirm.

 

 

 

Yogabugs

- Yogabugs In partnership with Solihull Council, YogaBugs are pleased to offer all families in receipt of benefit related free school meals, access to our online yoga and mindfulness platform, completely FREE from now to the end of Easter.

 

YogaBugs virtual gives you online access to hundreds of yoga & well-being videos for your whole family to take part in from the comfort of your own home! CLICK HERE to watch a short video to find out why it’s good for your family! Why sign up?

  •  It is FREE!
  •  It takes less than 60 seconds to sign up.
  •  Help your family feel calm, increase your child’s confidence & help get your family active.
  •  Suitable for children with SEN. Visit: https://yogabugsvirtual.com/

Click on parents, enter the unique eCode: solihull-1359 If you have any questions, please refer to these useful FAQs.

 

 

Well-Being Resources

We have put together a selection of resources and strategies to support the wellbeing of your whole family which we hope you will find useful. These can be accessed via the link below.

 

https://padlet.com/OltonPrimarySchool/qi3wwwghprjafcv8

Click on the link below for Covid-19 information:

Covid-19 Information/Resources 

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