TPS Community Wellbeing
The Petersfield School
Community Support and Wellbeing
for Students and Families
If you have an urgent safeguarding concern (such as a child being at risk of harm) please dial 999. If your concern is not urgent and can wait until the school reopens, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our safeguarding team will get in contact once school recommences.
You can also refer directly to Children’s Services on 0300 555 1384 (office hours).
Petersfield Food Banks:
The Salvation Army
Accessing emergency food during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The PACT Food Bank is based at the Salvation Army Hall in Swan Street, Petersfield and will be giving out food parcels to those in need, every weekday, Monday – Friday between 9.30-11.30 am.
Families will need to have a Referral Voucher but can ask the Food Bank or Salvation Army volunteers for one and once filled in, this will immediately be exchanged for bags of dried and tinned food and any toiletries in stock. Families will also be given Food Vouchers which can be exchanged at the Petersfield market for Fruit & Veg and Bread, Cheese & Eggs.
If you have any concerns about getting to the Salvation Army to collect your emergency provisions, or you are in quarantine or self- isolation, please contact *Terry and they can organise an emergency delivery by a volunteer.
Chair and Treasurer
PACT Food Bank
M: 07837 030576
Other services at The Salvation Army
- Homelessness – food, clothing, bedding, equipment, shower, clothes washing – 24hr Phone Service
- Lunch Club – 2 course meal and drink for anyone for just £3.50 – Tuesdays 12.30pm
- Family Support – food, home equipment, financial help – 24hr Phone Service
- Open Door – listening ear, general advice, place to meet others – Monday–Friday 9.30-11.30am
Petersfield Coronavirus Help Network - https://www.facebook.com/groups/487549525454994/
Online Counselling for Young People and Adults (FREE)
Support, guidance and counselling services for families and young people, through private online chat rooms and phone calls. When families are going through a tough time, Relate offers support to help everyone settle.
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Mental Health - help in coping with Coronavirus (FREE)
Mind is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mental Health Foundation
Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what they do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Anna Freud Centre
Legal Rights, Employment and Sick Pay (FREE)
Citizens Advice believes no one should have to face problems without good quality, independent advice. Citizens Advice offers independent and impartial advice about things like employment law, benefits, sick pay, family law and consumer rights. They offer this through online support and phone services.
Health information about Coronavirus
NHS Advice for Teens in Hampshire
Text: 07507 332160
ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. It offers advice about all aspects of teen health including lifestyle, relationships, healthy eating, bullying, smoking, alcohol and other substances.
This service is provided by the Southern Health school nursing service for young people aged 11-19 in the Hampshire area. You will get a reply within 24 hours from an NHS School Nurse between 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
NHS Official website – Covid-19 overview and support here
HM Government advice website here
Education and Exams Information
Ofqual official exam advice here
NHS Guidance: Mental well-being while staying at home
Mental Health Foundation
How to stay positive in the Coronavirus world by Prof. Ben Laker
The TES are offering free downloads of daily Wellbeing and Mindfulness activities and tasks.
The Nourished Collective Podcast
Talking to children and young people about coronavirus / COVID-19 General information for adults talking to children:
Talking to children with autism – advice for adults:
Stories and social stories to share with children:
For young people to access directly:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS help children and young people, their families and carers when someone is experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.
Covid-19 – Managing your mental wellbeing
If you are self-isolating - reframe ‘I am stuck inside’ to ‘I can finally focus on myself and my home/family’.
ROUTINE and STRUCTURE
Create a new routine and structure to your day and stick to it. Include self-care time and connection/contact time (see below).
Control your access/intake of Covid-19 coverage.
‘You time’ – engage in something just for you, something that completely distracts you.
Focus on being in the present moment and accept everything going on around you.
- Walking (around the garden, home)
- YouTube exercise and relaxation videos
- Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute - free to use until April 1st http://www.downdogapp.com/
Should you find it difficult to manage anxiety and stress levels, please try:
- Grounding - use the five senses— (listen to a sound, touch something and explore how it feels, smell something, taste something, and look at something)—to immediately connect you with the here and now.
- Breathing techniques – finger breathing – take your forefinger of one hand and trace around the fingers of your other hand. As you trace up the finger, breath in and as you trace down, breath out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAt58vJLBsQ
www.carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk 0800 174319 – 24/7 information and support
Understanding and self soothing anxiety - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dFPYE0hAxLk&feature=youtu.be
Connect & Contact
Take time each day to electronically connect with others via the video calls, telephone calls, social media, etc... Keep in touch with work colleagues, friends and family.
Research proves that social connection improves physical health and psychological well-being. It gives us a sense of belonging, can reinforce our identity, is an almost therapeutic-support system and reason not to feel lonely.