Health and Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of all members of our school community is one of our most important aims at Quernmore.
If you are concerned about any aspects of your child's health please get in touch with us as soon as possible. There are many ways in which we can support you and your children.
There is a wealth of information for parents which can be very overwhelming. The links below are recommended as a starting point for seeking support.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
LANCASHIRE EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Training and support for schools and colleges around children and young people’s mental health and staff wellbeing
Free to access for Lancashire school staff and fully funded by Lancashire County Council
Training is delivered by experienced clinical psychologists who have worked in specialist CAMHS settings.
Click here for advice for parents.
Support for parents of children with autism
A support group for autistic people and their families. It’s a free to access resource for families that has been commissioned by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to provide support and information to families and autistic people. It offers blogs, top tips, pod casts and more via email. Sign up for free at Parent support - Lancashire and South Cumbria Autism Support Hub – Clinical Partners (clinical-partners.co.uk) No diagnosis needed to sign up.
We are proud to be a Kidsafe School. The KidSafe programme gives children the power to speak out about issues that have a detrimental impact on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The Happy Child
The Happy Child – Parenting App grants you access to cutting-edge research and tips that will help you raise a happy, well-adjusted child. Years of ground-breaking research and findings in Psychology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics have been curated into one easy-to-use app… for free (no in-app-purchases)
Speech and Language Support
Speech and Language Drop In
Unfortunately, the Speech and Language Drop In has been suspended. During this time, you can access advice below.
BBC Tiny Happy People
A chatty child is a happy child, so Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills through simple interaction and play.
Support for parents
Have you signed up for the new Clinical Partners Support Hub? It’s a free to access resource for families that has been commissioned by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to provide support and information to families and autistic people. It offers blogs, top tips, pod casts and more via email. The newsletter below is the first one and it offers guidance around sleep . More topics will be covered in future emails. Sign up for free now at Parent support - Lancashire and South Cumbria Autism Support Hub – Clinical Partners (clinical-partners.co.uk) No diagnosis needed to sign up.
Support for Siblings
YoungSibs At Sibs we run YoungSibs – a UK wide online support service for siblings under 18 who have a brother or sister who is disabled or has additional needs. It provides information about different conditions and strategies for coping with sibling issues. YoungSibs also has a letters section for siblings to receive personalised responses to their questions.
Sibling Centre resources Tools and Resources (siblingcenter.org)
Contact Siblings support booklet siblings.pdf (contact.org.uk)
Bristol Autism Support Blog post re Siblings How parents can support the siblings of autistic children - Bristol Autism Support
OAR links Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide addresses topics that range from dealing with perceived discrepancies in fairness to facilitating a positive relationship between siblings. The guide also includes testimonials from families with autism who deal with similar issues.
Booklet available to download for free or order online Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide | Organization for Autism Research (researchautism.org)