Parent Champion Community Event Flyer (April 2022)
Bexley Moorings Project
Bexley Moorings Project is a registered charity working in Bexley to provide effective support for vulnerable people aged between 8 and 17. An early intervention service is offered either by befriending or via free group sessions to young people who have suffered deprivation, are in crisis, at risk or have a caring responsibility.
Bexley Moorings also want to reach out to parents/carers directly who are experiencing difficulties and encourage them to come forward so that they can be provided with support for both themselves and, subsequently, the young people. This is a government-funded project.
One of the challenges is being able to access and contact parent/carers and for them to feel secure enough to then contact Bexley Moorings without feeling any sense of stigma, judgement or blame. All parents face difficulties and it is obviously so important, particularly after recent events (and current ones), that a support network is there for them and they know who to contact.
Please visit the Bexley Moorings Project website for free help and guidance, tailored to your needs, in a confidential environment.
Parenting in Challenging Times
Public Health England launches Every Mind Matters campaign
Most families have experienced upheaval in their daily lives during the pandemic. With children and young people now back at school or college, the new Public Health England (PHE) Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young Minds, The Mix, Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.