Support for Parents
Looking after your mental health
Every Mind Matters
There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you. Click here to visit the Every Mind Matters website.
Looking after a child's mental health
Every Mind Matters shows parents and carers ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.
Mental Wellbeing Tips
We all need good mental health and wellbeing – it's essential to living happy and healthy lives. Try these mental wellbeing tips to make a difference - top tips to improve your mental wellbeing.
Dorset Mind has information and advice to support mental health. Their mission is to help the children and young people of Dorset live life mentally healthy. Please visit the Dorset Mind website for more information.
Try these resources from Dorset Mind Your Head for everything from apps and book lists to a self-development toolkit and online resources. Click here for resources.
Support for Families
Time Out for Parents - The Primary Years
Focusing on children from 5-11 years, The Primary Years helps parents look at how to support their child as they start to find out how the world works, learn how to manage their feelings, find out what they are good at and experience consequences of keeping or breaking the rules. Sharing ideas with other parents and carers is an important part of the course, and discussions are started from real life situations. Each session includes space to plan any changes you want to make in your parenting and, from week 2, you will have an opportunity to discuss how you're getting on with trying these at home. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School delivers this 6-week course. Please ask at the school office to find out when the next course will be held.
St Josephs Church 07587 371088
Christchurch Food Bank website
NHS 111 Online
Get medical help near you. Answers questions about your main symptoms. Find out when and where to get help. Be contacted by a nurse, if needed.
Christchurch Family Partnership Zone
Brings people together to help and support children, young people and their families with any aspect of family life, telephone 01202 225724.
You First Domestic Abuse Service
You First is the county integrated domestic violence and abuse service providing free and discreet support, advice and refuge to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
0800 032 5204
Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children
Place2Be provides some useful information, tips and resources to help support your child through this difficult and confusing time.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
If you have any safeguarding concerns about either your child or another child please talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Rippon or our Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mr Curran and Mrs Crook. Alternatively you can contact: BCP MASH 01202 735046 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about qualifying for pupil premium please go to the BCP website. You can download the Free School Meals Application form from our Policies and Forms page.
Wraparound Care - Starlight Club
Starlight Club offers a breakfast and after school club on site to children at St Joseph's. To create an account and book your child's sessions please create an account at https://stjosephs.magicbooking.co.uk
Support for parents carers and young adults
BCP provides a series of workshops, short courses and full programmes to support varying levels of need. Please visit the BCP council Family Information page for more detailed information.
Tel: 01202 093131 or email email@example.com