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Wellbeing and Family Support Team

Henbury View First School Wellbeing and Family Support Team

At Henbury View we have a dedicated family support team whose aim is to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of our children and their families in the school community.

What we do:

We offer help, support and information to children and families experiencing issues or problems  that are making school and homelife difficult to deal with.  We are here to listen to any concerns no matter how large or small. 

Who we are:

Our team includes two family support workers, Mrs Saunders (lead) and Ms O’Connell, and Mrs Cox, Psychological Therapist and Mindfulness Practitioner.

What we offer:

For children:

  • Listening and support
  • Emotional coaching, teaching awareness of emotions and appropriate communication of feelings
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Teaching simple management strategies for anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, anger
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness for emotional regulation and calming strategies
  • Strategies to help bereavement, grief and loss, and other significant life events

For parents:

  • Listening, support and advice to parents for a range of issues including challenging behaviours at home, ways to improve bedtime/mealtime routines, sleep hygiene , parent-child communication and dealing with significant life changes
  • Strategies to help support emotional needs and regulation
  • Parent  support including counselling
  • Sign-posting to other outside agencies such as financial, housing, domestic abuse support, mental health support, bereavement and relationship organisations

How to contact us:

Please reach us via the school office. A member of our team will contact you to discuss your concerns.

Our Wellbeing Hub

We have a ‘Wellbeing Hub’ on our website to signpost parents to informative resources including mental health support and general helpful information in our current times.

Please see Wellbeing Hub’ under the parents’ section on our website.