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Support & Advice for home learning and wellbeing

Fine Motor Skills

To help out families at home Griffin OT will be doing a daily fine motor activity for children to follow.  This will be posted at 11am each weekday. They will need playdough for Wednesday's session.
YouTube - GriffinOT
or Facebook @GriffinSensoryOT

Audible

Free Children's audio books - https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Useful Contact Numbers and Links

 

Below is a list of useful phone numbers and links for services that may be able to provide advice and support to families.

Housing

 

Harlow Council Housing  01279 446655

 

Peabody

(previously known as Family Mosaic) offers advice and support around housing, mental health, budgeting, benefits, substance misuse.  

0800 288 8883 or 01268 498500

https://www.peabodycareandsupport.org.uk/essex-outreach-support/

 

Shelter

online advice and legal services about housing & homelessness.

https://england.shelter.org.uk/

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free advice on benefits, housing, money etc. Drop ins Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

0344 477 0808

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/    

 

Streets2Homes

support for homeless including a day centre.

01279 430011

https://www.streets2homes.co.uk/

Foodbanks

 

Harlow Foodbank

List of which local organisations give out vouchers, where to collect them, times etc.

01279 724515

http://mrct.org.uk/foodbank/

 

Bounty Club

Delivers fresh surplus food to local organisations including schools, holiday clubs and local people in need.

01279 724515

http://mrct.org.uk/bountyclub/

Benefits & Debt Advice

Harlowsave Credit Union

Smart advice, budgeting. 1st floor of Central Library, Harlow Mon 12pm-2pm, Tues 10am-2pm, Weds Closed, Thurs & Fri 10am-2pm.

01279 451234

http://harlowsave.coop/

 

Government Benefits

What’s available, how to apply, who’s eligible.

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

 

Multi Agency Centre (MAC) various organisations in one central place offering support and advice. Every second Thursday 10am-12pm Harlow Jobcentre.

Support for Children/Families

EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service)

For Southend, Essex & Thurrock. Parents/carers can refer their child directly.

0300 3001600 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

0300 5551201 Crisis Support day or night

Email referrals to: nelft-ewmhs.referrals@nhs.net

 

Essex Effective Support

Website that details support available for children and families in Essex. If you have concerns about a child's safety please use the contact number below.

The Children & Families Hub 0345 6037627

https://www.essexeffectivesupport.org.uk/

 

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

Offers a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery. This includes school nurses, health visitors, Jade’s Pathway referrals, occupational health, CDC.

0300 2470122 – West Essex

https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/

 

Young Minds

A charity helping to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It provides info for children, young people, parents and carers.

Parent helpline 0808 8025544 Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

MindEd

A free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults

https://www.minded.org.uk/

 

CAFCASS (Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)

They represent children’s needs, wishes and feelings in family court cases.

https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

 

St Clare Hospice

Bereavement support and counselling for children and young people via the Echo Counselling Service.

01279 773762

 

Family Lives

Charity that provides help and support to families that are struggling.

0808 8002222                                                                     

https://www.familylives.org.uk/

 

HomeStart Essex

Offers support to families via a home visiting volunteer or group work as long as there is a child under 5 living in the home.

01245 847410

https://home-startessex.org.uk/

 

Parenting Together Support Programme

A range of programmes available to support parents in dispute, they can be intact or parenting separately and the referral questionnaire determines suitability.

01992 555172

https://www.parentingtogethersupportprogramme.org.uk/november-2019

 

Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE)

A national charity supporting parents and carers of exploited children.

General enquiries 0113 2403040

https://paceuk.info/

 

Childnet International

A parent and carers toolkit is available to download and has resources to print and use too. There are lots of ways parents and carers can support them in doing these things safely. This toolkit provides three resources that offer practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping your child safe online. They can help support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

Support for Adults

Healthy Minds

Provides a wide range of free talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems, includes self help and self referral.            

0300 2225943 or if in crisis call 999, your GP or 0330 7260110

https://www.northessexiapt.nhs.uk/west-essex

 

Mind in West Essex

Provides information and support to anyone affected by mental health problems however this is a paid for service.

01371 876641

https://www.mindinwestessex.org.uk/

 

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) Latton Bush Centre, Harlow.    

01279 637400

 

Samaritans

Support for mental health 116 123 24 hours a day, every day.

 

Sane

Support for mental health

0300 3047000 4.30pm-10.30pm every day.

 

NHS Live Well

Advice on healthy eating, sleep, exercise, mood etc.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

 

Essex Specialist Treatment & Recovery Service (Essex STaRS)

Delivering care to substance misusers in the community.

01279 425989

 

Heads Up

Support back into work or training.

http://enableeast.org.uk/headsup/

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