The CAMHS online Parent Support Group, recently rebranded as SOS – Save our Spoons, is a fantastic avenue of support for the families of children and young people with a mental health need living in the South Staffs area.
Online parent support group, SOS – Save Our Spoons (formerly South Staffs CAMHs Online Parent Support Group), has been given a makeover – just in time for Summer! Save Our Spoons offers a safe and supportive environment for families of children with a mental health need living in the South Staffs area to get support. Families always come first, and Chanté (Senior Parent Peer Supporter) and Bethan (Mental Health Practitioner) love to welcome new faces and volunteers.
There is a new online parent support group for families of children and young people with mental health needs in South Staffs which is held on Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm (term time only) via Zoom.
Zoom CAMHSParentSupport@mpft.nhs.uk: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-6tpjkqHdddk6tg8t0Vz7A2_-jcJg62
SOS Save our Spoons Twitter: @CamhsFamilyMPFT / https://twitter.com/CamhsFamilyMPFT
SOS Save our Spoons Instagram: SOS – Save Our Spoons camhs.familympft
SOS Save our Spoons Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CamhsFamilyMPFT
Contact us on Messenger via the button on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CamhsFamilyMPFT
Action for Children has an excellent website Build Sound Minds https://minds.actionforchildren.org.uk which gives lots of tips you can try, along with other support you can access.
Action for Children have a ‘live’ parenting support service which can be accessed via our Website https://actionforchildren.org.uk and click on ‘Parent Talk‘ where you can talk online to a parenting practitioner.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. UK Safer Internet Centre have created a range of resources for all ages. To find out more and get involved visit saferinternetday.org.uk
Stop Abuse Together: A new government resource to help keep children and young people safer from sexual abuse
Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned.
The new Stop Abuse Together website (stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk) can help parents and carers learn to spot the signs, have regular conversations with their child which can help keep them safer, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents and carers
This guidance for parents and carers is based on the voices of children and young people and gives tips to adults about how they can support children to stay safer online.
The guide for parents and carers and summary poster are available to download from the Children’s Commissioner for England’s website.
Resources for children and young people
As half term approaches, children and young people will spend more time online and many will play games for entertainment over the break.
You can share our Band Runner game with children and young people you work with. It’s a fun way for 8-10s to learn about safer use of technology.
They will learn to:
The game can be accessed on our 8-10s website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
SWGfL and the Marie Collins Foundation have launched the new Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service to support professionals working with children and young people in England. The service helps professionals to respond to incidents of harmful sexual behaviour in their setting. More information can be found in our guidance article.
If you’re planning online safety lessons for this term, please remember that we have a variety of resources available to download for use with children and young people aged 4-18 on our website, www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources
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The Ditch the Blade Campaign sets out the importance of us all working together to tackle knife crime. Everyone can make a difference. It needs a joint approach between police, partners, and you.
A number of parents have expressed a concern regarding the Social Media app TikTok. Below is a link to the NetAware website to find out more about keeping children safe when using TikTok.
Free online 1-2-1 mental health support is now available to pupils in ALL schools across Staffordshire until March 31st 2021.
The sessions are:
1. Offered by Speak Up Space, a commissioned service that’s part of North Staffs Mind & the Stay Well CYP Service.
2. Delivered by qualified Mental Health Practitioners.
3. FREE & Confidential
4. Available to pre-book
5. Offered to pupils 5 days per week during school hours.
6. Each appointment lasts 45 minutes.
7. Is accessed remotely from a smart phone, tablet or computer.
8. Can be used to support young people in school or even those having to isolate.
This support is being funded until 31.03.21 as part of the Winter Wellness Project 2020.
For more information or to make a booking please visit our website:
The Guide below has been compiled with useful tips and ideas to help you through this difficult time.
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Staffordshire First Response
Out of hours
0345 604 2886
Wolverhampton Assessment & Child Protection Team
Out of hours