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Parents/Carers

Parent / Carer Support

Sam Girvan is our very experienced Home School Link Worker. Sam works at APPS in term time, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is contactable through the school office on: 01784 250305 or by emailing: info@ashford-park.surrey.sch.uk.

Parenting is both rewarding yet also challenging! Please find some links which may prove helpful during tricky times:

Parenting support:

Barnados Positive Parenting Service

Home: Mindworks Surrey (mindworks-surrey.org)

123 Magic Approach: A parenting course designed to help parents with positive behaviour techniques for their child who has ADHD. The charity ADDISS have trained practitioners in Surrey to deliver this course, so parents can contact them to find out where their nearest group is. For details of local parenting support groups and online parenting courses please refer to:

Surrey CC Parenting support

What is CAMHSCAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. CAMHS help children and young people up to 18 who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, behaviour or relationships.

Most of the time when we are sad, angry, stressed or worried these feelings pass within a few days, but if they go on for a while and stop us enjoying and coping with life, then CAMHS can help.

Just as we go to the doctors when we are physically ill, sometimes we need extra help with our mental health.

Please find a link to CAMHS resources, that can be used both at home and at school: https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads

CYP Haven is a mental health and emotional wellbeing crisis drop-in for children and young people aged 10-18 in Surrey https://www.cyphaven.net/

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org 116 123.

Mind: www.mind.org.uk Links to helpline, self help resources and treatments for mental health disorders

Support with toileting before your child starts school: ERIC

Healthy Surrey Website: https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/mental-wellbeing

NHS – Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

Book Recommendations (available for loan):

· 'Helping Your Anxious Child', by Rapee, Spence, Cobham and Wignall

· 'What To do When You … (WORRY too much), (GRUMBLE), (TEMPER flares up), (DREAD YOUR BED), (BRAIN GETS STUCK), (MISTAKES make you quake) (think it's UNFAIR) or (BAD HABBITS take hold) – A Kids Guides To Overcoming Anxiety, Negativity, Anger, Sleep, OCD, Perfectionism, Unfairness & Bad Habits', by Dawn Huebner

· '1,2,3 Magic Parenting Strategies', by Thomas Phelan

· 'Helping your child with fears and worries', Second edition, by Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts

· 'Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety a self-help guide to CBT techniques', by Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts

· 'Relax Kids - Aladdin’s Magic Carpet', by Marnita Vegas

· 'The Whole Brain Child', by Dr Daniel Siegel

· 'The Brain', by David Eagleman

· 'Blame My Brain', by Nicola Morgan

 

 

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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