During these unprecedented times, it's likely that we will all need some extra support. The aim of this page is to highlight the support available to our families.
It’s okay if you or your child doesn't feel okay. There are people who are ready to help...
School Nurse Information
The School Nurse service is aimed at pupils, parents and carers across Newport. School Nurses are providing advice and support on a range of topics such as health, wellbeing, weight and substance misuse. Support is available daily from 10am -2pm via the daily contact line.
|TELEPHONE: 07500 124208|
|WEB: ABS Health Board|
Newport MIND 'Write with You'
Newport Mind, through their ‘Changing Minds Project’, is offering an opportunity for your child to be involved in a new virtual scheme called ‘Write With You’. This is an email service that aims to help to bring young people together, who in this time of uncertainty with school being closed, might end up feeling a bit lonely or bored.
This scheme is open to any young people, aged 11-25, who are based in and around Newport and have access to an email account. Newport Mind’s 'Wellbeing Ambassadors' (young volunteers aged 14-25) will be the ones that will be replying to young people’s emails. In essence, this an online peer support scheme and all emails will be monitored by the Newport Mind staff.
If you feel that your child would benefit from this service, then please direct them to the attached referral form in order that that they can access this support.
Inclusion Enrichment Team
The Inclusion Enrichment Team in Newport are continuing to support children and young people and their families in these challenging times. They are available to provide advice to parents in their response to meeting the learning and wellbeing needs of children. The team recognises that the current school closures and the concerns around Coronavirus may increase the anxiety of children and families.
The Inclusion Enrichment Team Support Service has been created to offer support and guidance. In order to access this support please contact via email at: Inclusion.Enquiries@newport.gov.uk
Put IET Support in the subject line of your email and provide a telephone contact as well as a brief overview of the advice required. Please provide a convenient time to call and they will get back to you.
Alternatively, you can ring the Inclusion Enrichment Support Line: 01633 233696. This line is staffed on a rota basis Mon- Fri 9am -5pm. Advice and support will be provided by an Educational Psychologist or Teacher Advisor.
The sorts of things that they can help with:
- Supporting children with additional learning needs during school closures
- Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing due to school closures
- Signposting to other relevant services if deemed appropriate.
If you or your child needs emergency support you can contact: