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:
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:
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:
Keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues at this time - they will be an important source of support, via phone, messages, skype etc.
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,
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:
Or visit chathealth.nhs.uk to start a chat