A warm “hello” from Jo Foster, the newly branded Parent Partner!
Some of you may know me, however to some I am not a face that you see on a daily basis.
I work across both the Infant and Junior Schools as a point of contact for support and guidance to all our Families.
As part of this role I am looking to work even closer with you all by introducing regular Parent Hubs where we can meet to talk about issues important to you and your children and ways in which we can support families’ in our community.
These will be an opportunity to talk and share more with you about local, plus wider reaching support that you may not be aware is there for us all. Upcoming is an opportunity to come along and get to know me, PLUS some other great professionals, who are coming in to share their knowledge and wisdom with us. Let me explain a little more…
We have been involved in supporting the development of the ‘Back to Basics’ campaign which is being shared throughout Hampshire. We feel it is really important to involve our families in this process, to hear exactly what you feel is useful and what support being offered to families should look like at its best.
We are also very fortunate that we were accepted on to the Mental Health Support Team Trainee programme (MHST). This means we are able to access support from two wonderful Trainees who can offer a variety of Mental Health support for our young children and their families.
Our two Trainees will be joining the above session to offer some insight into what the MHST support includes and answer any questions you may have in relation to Child Mental Health. This support aims to bridge some of the gap between Early Help and CAMHS support for those children who may not reach criteria for this support. We will also be inviting them back throughout the new school year to deliver drop-in sessions on topics such as Anxiety, so keep a look out.
Please click on the links below for support and reach out to the wealth of organisations detailed in the toolkit, who are there to support you with these aspects of family life.
Back to Basics Prompt Card
Back to Basics Goals
Dealing with Outbursts
Did you know Flyer - Anxiety Worries
Wellbeing Support Pathway Tool
HENRY Healthy Families Growing Up Leaflet
Things to do when you're feeling strong emotions
Young Mind Conversation starters