Support for Parents and Carers

In the document below parents can find a range of resources and services that you may find useful especially in uncertain times.

Wellbeing and SEMH Needs.pdf


Unfortunately, over the next few weeks and months some of our families may encounter a bereavement of a friend or family member.

Please see the links below to websites which can help you and your child deal with their loss.

Grief is a very personal experience and every person will experience it differently and will need different amounts of both support and space to manage their feelings in their own way.

It is important to remember to take care of ourselves when supporting bereaved children and remember to seek support from our own networks as necessary.

Winston’s Wish – Winston’s Wish offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals who support them. The charity also provides a Freephone National Helpline (08088 020 021), for teachers or parents to call for information and advice about how to support bereaved children and young people.

A free and confidential service for children and young people where you can talk about anything, including bereavement. Temporarily counsellors will be available between the hours of 9am and midnight. Please check the website for the most up to date information regarding how to access support.

Grief Encounters Child bereavement support to children and families.

A national charity for children and young people to support their mental health and well being.

These are a few picture books that may help you discuss loss and grief with your child.

Educational and Family Support Links

Times Tables Rockstars can be accessed here with your individual login details.

Access Education City here using your login details.

The Renaissance Accelerated Reader Bookfinder website is a great way to search for titles at the appropriate level for your child that they will find interesting and enjoyable.

BBC Bitesize - a free educational resource for children in KS1, KS2 or KS3. There are games and puzzles for the children to explore as well as information, hints and tips for parents.

My Maths - here students and parents can access an individual's online maths homework.

Primary Homework Help - for ideas and help with your homework projects.

Top Marks - containing activities to do at home.

SHIP - Southend's Information Point and Directory of Services for Adults, Children and Families.

Southend Carers, in partnership with Citizens Advice, are offering support to families with a one-off Food and Bill Grant.

ChildLine - online, on the phone, anytime.

Family Lives - a leading parenting and family charity, providing a range of services to parents and families across the country.