At Aldryngton, we actively promote the wellbeing of our school community. We have a designated Wellbeing Lead who can provide support for our children. There are also many local organisations that can support with aspects of wellbeing. Please find links to some of these organisations below. If you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing, then we would suggest talking to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. You can also email our Wellbeing Lead, Mrs Boba directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or have a chat in the playground.
Wokingham has also recently launched a Wellbeing Hub for children. Schools can refer as can families themselves. This is a triaging service and can point families in the relevant direction to support their child. Further details about the Wokingham Wellbeing Hub can be found by HERE
For families that may require additional support, we can also refer for Early Help Support. Families can self refer directly if they prefer, Details about the Early Help Service can be found HERE
Place 2 Be Parenting Smart – Practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour
Young Minds – The national mental health charity supporting children, parents and professionals
MindEd – A free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health
Every Mind Matters – An online tool and email journey to support everyone in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing
Mind – Support with mental health
NHS – Mental health advice for parents
CAMHS – NHS department for children and adolescent mental health service in Wokingham
Bereavement – Information and resources to support bereaved pupils, schools and staff Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network
Daisy’s dream – A local charity supporting children and their families who have been affected by the life-threatening illness or bereavement of someone close to them.
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/ – find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help
http://www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk/ – working together to keep women and children safe
https://www.mankind.org.uk/ helping men escape domestic abuse
https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/children-families-and-young-people/children-and-families/holiday-activities-and-food-programme/primary-haf-provision – DFE funded free activities with a healthy meal for children aged 4-16 years in receipt of benefit related free school meals (or if identified by a professional who works with your family).
https://www.firstdays.net/ – support with school uniform
email@example.com – access to available PTA school uniform without charge if required.
https://www.thecowshed.org/ – local charity that provides clothing and other items for individuals and families in Berkshire experiencing hardship.
https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/cost-of-living – shares information on a variety of local support sources.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/our-work/advice-partnerships/help-through-hardship/ – – a free helpline for people struggling to afford the basics.
https://wokingham.foodbank.org.uk/ – the foodbank for Wokingham residents.
https://readifood.org.uk/ – the foodbank for Reading residents.