Health & Wellbeing

Childrens Mental Health Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.www.place2be.org.uk
Healthy Eating, Diet and Exercise PhunkyFoods is an early years and primary school programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources.www.phunkyfoods.co.uk
Healthy Eating, Diet and Exercise Change 4 Life is a fun child friendly website with games and freebies to encourage the whole family to make better food choices and try new recipes.Encourage your child to walk or ride to school, join an after school club or take a trip to the park with a football. Also keep an eye on school newsletters and the exciting Phunky Foods Project encouraging the whole family to get healthy!

www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx

Dental Health It is very important that all children are registered with a dentist and visit them twice a year. Teeth should be brushed for 5 minutes at least twice a day and sugary foods and drinks should be limited.www.nhs.uk/service-search/Dentists/Eastbourne-East-Sussex/results/12/0.29/50.766/3/6874?distance=25

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Careofkidsteeth.aspx

Headlice Please make sure you check your child’s hair regularly for lice and eggs. Pharmacies sell treatments to kill the live bugs but the best treatment is prevention! Use conditioner and a fine tooth comb regularly to go through your child’s hair.www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Adult Mental Health The most important thing to to speak to someone if you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or unhappy. This could be a trusted friend, family member or a professional such as a GP. The Parent Support Advisor Mrs Simpson is also a person who can listen to how you’re feeling and offer support.www.nhs.uk/Livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx
Support for families with SEN Bringing up a family isn’t always easy and having an additional need can make it more challenging. East Sussex Information for Families can give you information on support groups and activities for Children with special needs. They can also give you information on the I go card which offers special discounts to family attractions.www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/specialneeds/sen/gettinghelp/default.htm
Behaviour As children grow and develop they can display challenging behaviour and it is important to remain consistant, calm and positive with a child. There is lots of support for parents who are struggling to manage their child’s behaviour. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that usually children grow out of behaviours with a little guidance. Please contact the Parent Support Advisor for information on local parenting courses and other support.