At Chepstow School, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our children and our workforce. We do all we can to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our children and young people.

Please find below links to some resources which we hope may be of benefit to you and your children:

 

Health Support - Useful contacts

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Young Minds: Text 85258

Hopeline UK: 0800 088 4141

 

Online

www.nhs.uk

Childline.org.uk

Mind.org.uk

Papyrus-uk.org

 

Apps

CALM APP

CALMHARM

HEADSPACE

 

Website

URL Link

General Wellbeing Resources

 

Monmouthshire County Councils Children’s Services

Building Strong Families – Family Advice Line

Twitter: @families_strong

Open: 10am-3pm

01633 644152 / 07970166975

Text or what’s app and we will message back.

email: [email protected]

Pearson Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Page

Web URL: Click here

Turn 2 Us

Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track.

Web URL: Click here

Cerebra – Sleep advice service

Many families have children/young people who have difficulties with sleep. The charity Cerebra have a range of support tools to try to help with this including sleep practitioners that offer one-one support to discuss specific issues.

Web URL: Click here

or

If you would like help with your child’s sleep,

telephone 01267 244210 to speak with an advisor.

 

Newport’s Children and Young People Counselling Service – Talking Zone

Web URL: Click here

Dove Self Esteem Project

Web URL: Click here

British Red Cross – Teaching Resources

Web URL: Click here

Fresh Air Fridays

Web URL: Click here

CAMHS

Web URL: Click here

Monmouthshire Family Information Service

Early Help Panel, Web URL: Click here

Family Support, Web URL: Click here

Free mental health support - Wales

Web URL: Click here

Self-isolation scheme payments for parents on low incomes that have a child that needs to self-isolate.

Web URL:  Click here

Online Safety and Wellbeing

 

Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Providing safe services for children and young people through the internet

Web URL: Click here

Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Online safety and well-being

Web URL: Click here

ALN

 

COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children

Web URL: Click here

Preparing Autistic & SEND Children for going back to school (when we don't know when that will be)

Would you like practical help and resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children to go back to school when the time comes?

Web URL: Click here

Autism Teams COVID-19

Web URL: click here

Social Care Wales - Information and resources to guide you through Covid-19 - Supporting people with learning disabilities

Web URL: Click here

The Building Bridges Project

Activities, fun, friendship and work-related experiences for young people with additional needs aged between 14 and 25 in Monmouthshire

Facebook: @BuildingBridgesMonmouthshire

Web URL: Click here

 

Families eligible for Free School Meals & Money Advice Pages

 

Money Advice Pages – Monmouthshire

Web URL:  Click here

Money & Debt – Monmouthshire

Web URL:  Click here

Monmouthshire County Council Free School Meals

From the 6th April we are changing the way we provide free school meals, from this date we will credit the Parent / Carers bank account with the equivalent amount for the cost of your child’s free school meal.  This will be paid on a weekly basis in advance.

Web URL: Click here

If applying online, you can complete the request under ‘guest’

or

Telephone: 01633 644644, option 1, option 5,

ask the operator to put you through to ‘Free school meals enquiry’.

Monmouthshire County Council Food Parcels

Families can make a request, the operator completes the form and emails to an agent who will contact both the family and the food bank. Agent will collect the parcel and deliver to the family direct.

Telephone: 01633 644644, option 1, option 5, ask the operator to put you through to ‘Food parcel enquiry’.

 

Newport County Council Free School Meals

Web URL: Click here

Newport County Council Food Parcels

Telephone Newport City Council: 01633 656656

or direct to Heather Powell: 01633 210446

For POBL Tenants, contact Joanne Collins: 07961 869499

Torfaen County Council Free School Meals

Web URL: Click here

or

Telephone: 01495 762200 and ask to speak with the benefits team.

Torfaen County Council Food Parcels

Telephone: 01495 762200 and ask to speak with the benefits team.

Service Children in Education

 

SSCE Cymru Covid-19 Support

Web URL: Click here

Bereavement Support

 

Mencap, The Voice of Learning Disability

Dealing with a bereavement

Web URL: Click here

Childhood Bereavement Network

The hub for those supporting bereaved children

Web URL: Click here

Simon Says

Child Bereavement Support

Web URL: Click here

Hope Again

Young people living after loss

Web URL: Click here

 

Below you will also find some downloadable resources we hope you will find of use:

 

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Helping Hands Psychology Spring 2021 Workshop Programme
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Family Liaison Service - Sparkle
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Supporting Your Child's Transitions
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Supporting Siblings of children with additional needs
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Supporting Anxious Children
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Friendship - for parents or carers of a child with additional needs or developmental disability
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New Book of Calm (Children)
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Building Resilience
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Carers Grant - application
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Supporting your child - Self-harm and Suicide
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Helping Hands Psychology Service - Emotional Support Phone Line
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Autism - Back to normal auditory processing
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Autism - Self-Care Sensory Processing and Regulating Yourself and Others
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Autism - Taking things literally and anxiety
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Tips for supporting autistic friends colleagues & family members during Covid-19
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Autism - Tips for hospitals
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Autism - Tips for coping when everything feels different
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Autism - Top Ten Tips for coping with the pandemic
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Autism - Parents and Carers P2P Group Rules
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Mental Health and well-being tips for young people
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Samaritans Cymru
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Useful Educational Websites and Links For Parents and Carers
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MindHK - Managing our mental health and staying well during a virus outbreak
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Mindfulness - Lanyard Cards
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Mindfulness - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script
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Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
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App Resource Document
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Staying Calm
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Carers Small Grants Scheme - Guidance notes and application form
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Speak to my School Nurse
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Psychological Support for Children - Coping with COVID-19