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We know that parents/carers may have a tough time ahead, managing many roles. We will use this space to share information and ideas to support your family’s health and wellbeing.

All general updates will continue to be posted on our main Coronavirus Update page.

Should you have any queries or questions regarding any of the information below, please do not hesitate to contact our school office on:

01925 495567

evelyn.office@wpat.uk

Talking to children:

Children worry when they are kept in the dark. Below are some tips on how to talk to them, and some resources you can look at together:

Things you might be worried about:

We are in an unprecedented worldwide situation with a lot of uncertainty. This can, for some, cause a great deal of anxiety. You might be thinking about:

  • Dealing with illness yourself
  • Dealing with the illness of family members - at worst grief
  • Lack of food or provisions
  • Child care issues
  • Loss of income where you or family members are unable to work
  • Supporting your children and family members
  • How your children are going to get continued education, exercise and opportunities
  • Inability to access healthcare for other medical issues
  • Loneliness, anxiety or depression

Keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues at this time - they will be an important source of support, via phone, messages, skype etc.

You may also find the following links helpful:

Key Information:

Guidance from the Department for Education

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other educational settings during the coronavirus outbreak.



Family Guide for Children and Technology & Digital Wellbeing

Select a topic to find conversation topics and activities to engage your family as you navigate the digital world, together.



DigiSafe - Six Top Tips

Children are bound to spend lots more time on devices during school closure - lots will be school work or catching up with friends. But there are ways to keep them safe, healthy and happy. Click HERE for six top tips to keep Primary children safe online during school closure.



Advice for Asthma Sufferers

Click HERE for advice for asthma sufferers from Asthma UK.



Every Mind Matters

Click HERE for information about mental wellbeing from the NHS.



Mental Well Being during COVID 19

Public Health England has published new advice to support mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.



Fire Safety Advice

Click HERE for the Government's fire safety advice for parents and carers

Click HERE for fire safety learning resources for all ages.



School Nursing Team:

The School Nursing Team are available for support and advice regarding both physical and mental health and wellbeing if required. They are hoping to utilise a variety of ways to do this, ranging from email contact, telephone contact, virtual face to face contact and direct face to face contact (using appropriate PPE) in the most suitable agreed venue for the young person / parent.

School Nursing Team: West Team School Nurses,

Penketh Health Centre, Honiton Way, Warrington, WA5 2EY.

Contact Details: 01925 867927


PLEASE NOTE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE ABOVE NUMBER WILL GO TO ANSWERPHONE, WHICH IS ACCESSED DAILY.

AN ALTERNATIVE NUMBER WHICH IS MANNED IS 01925 843864.


Email: alwch.0to19@nhs.net


School nursing webpage link:

http://bridgewater.nhs.uk/warrington/warrington-school-health/



Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is beginning the roll out of a new secure text messaging service for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years old, enabling them to get timely and trusted health advice from a health professional (a Health Visitor or School Nurse).

As our lives have changed over the last few months due to coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for young people families to have easy access to support, particularly in the absence of face to face interaction.

The service (which is available in Warrington, Halton and Oldham) does not aim to replace face to face contacts, rather increase choice for service users about how they access advice from a health professional and provides a new line of communication as face to face contact is reduced.

The ChatHealth text number will operate Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours during this period. Outside these hours, service users will receive a ‘bounce back’ text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens. Of course, ChatHealth is not an emergency service, and accordingly parents will be instructed to follow usual advice in seeking urgent medical attention.

The text numbers for Warrington are:

  • 11 - 19 Young People's Service – 07507 330101
  • 0 - 5 Parents Service – 07507 327981
  • 5 - 19 Parents Service – 07480 635994

Or visit chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat