At Mersey Park we take the care of our children very seriously. In order to care for them we also try to support family members. In order to do this we have a designated Home/School Liasion Officer (Mrs C.Hardy) – to find out more click here.
COVID19 – During these uncertain and often overwhelming times we understand that extra support for families can be needed. Please do contact school and we will be happy to help in any way we can.
Next Chapter – Online Courses Available for Parents
Below are details of online courses available from Next Chapter. Please see each slide for details of how to apply to take part. If you would like support from school to enable you to access these courses please contact the school office.
Twelve things I wish I’d known about grief (Winston’s Wish)
From the often talked about ‘five stages of grief’ to the idea that grieving people should be crying all the time, there are many common myths about grief. The Winston’s Wish team look at the truth behind these myths and reveal 12 things you should know about grief.
Winston’s Wish has services for deaths in particularly difficult situations, for example, suicide, in the military or emergency services and as a result of murder or manslaughter.
Read the rest here: https://www.
Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust.
We’re here for you, when you need us. Find answers to parenting questions in our advice articles. Or talk to a parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.
Follow the link below for the Action for Children Parent Talk page.
National Sleep Helpline
Please see the advice below from The National Sleep Helpline
Health & Well-being Hub
If you would like to pop in to the Wirral Health & Well-Being Hub for support and guidance Wirral’s 0-19 team is offering weekly drop-in clinics for school
aged children, young people and their families. Find out more on the flyer below:
Domestic Abuse Support and Help in Wirral – It’s Never Ok
Click here for advice and support under the following headings:
- What is domestic abuse?
- How to report and stay safe
- Support for victims and survivors
- Wirral Family Safety Unit
- Information for perpetrators
We receive lots of information about free sessions to support the whole family rather than upload them all individually you can follow the link below to see which might be useful for your own situation.
If you would like to attend any of these sessions you will need to book a place by calling The Wired Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777.
If you would like more information about Stopping Child Exploitation please click here to read a leaflet from Pace (Parents against Child Exploitation).
By clicking here you can access a leaflet from the NSPCC to help you, as parents and carers, talk to your children about staying safe using the acronym PANTS.
Wirral Lifelong Learning
We have also received information from Wirral Lifelong Learning about courses running locally. If you would like more information below is a copy of the letter we have sent all our parents and carers or you can follow the link through to the Wirral Lifelong Learning website to see their full list of courses:
St Catherine’s Community Centre
Gov.uk has written guidance including Covid-19 support for victims of domestic abuse.
Healthwatch has built a Directory of Services that work with Wirral residents. It’s very easy to use and covers a wide range of issues that people may need help with.
An NHS website run by CAMHS developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well-being of children and young people across Wirral and Cheshire.
Wirral Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
Website pertaining to children’s services with regards to Safeguarding.
Wirral Autistic Society
Information about services offered by the Society.
A support service offering a range of advice to families.
A very useful site offering support for all aspects of family life especially when times are hard and life is a struggle.
A link to the NSPCC’s advice pages.
A guide to help with positive parenting at home.
Home Start Wirral
A useful link to a friendly home based support for families on Wirral.
A useful link for worries about alcohol or substance misuse.
A link providing information about various mental health conditions and self-help resources.
Support and advice for single mums and dads to help meet their family’s needs.
A link supporting children through bereavement.
Information and guidance about children and young people’s mental health, wellbeing and development.
information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.
Resources and information for children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Wirral libraries stock a number of books to promote the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing. Click on the above link to find out more.
Information, advice and support for people that grow up with a disabled brother or sister.
Information and real life stories about children and young people’s mental health, and ways to get help.
Information for parents and carers about common mental health and behaviour concerns in children and young people.
Support to parents and professionals, including counselling for children/young people. The service also offer training on issues around bereavement and loss.
A well-established activity-based therapy service for young people ages 4-15 experiencing bereavement and loss.
Information and a video to teach children that their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.
Practical resources developed by Wirral Sleep Service, to support families and professionals in encouraging good sleeping habits amongst children.
Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and make them part of your daily routine.