Additional Parent Support from Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest Educational Psychology Service are continuing to provide support to schools and the Bracknell Forest community at this challenging time. The links on the right provide 3 key areas of support:
- Parent/Carer 1:1 telephone consultations with an Educational Psychologist. As a result of the current situation, social distancing, self- isolation and reduced access to schools / settings are a challenge the whole community are dealing with. Bracknell Forest EPS are implementing a new initiative, offering parent / carer telephone consultation sessions to increase access to professionals during this uncertain time. Parent / Carer Telephone Consultation Sessions are for parents / carers of Bracknell Forest children and young people (0-25) to share and explore any concerns or issues, with an Educational Psychologist (EP). It is a stand-alone session, so this means that there is no follow-up beyond the 30 minute telephone consultation. The aim of this session is to provide parents / carers with an opportunity to discuss concerns and collectively think through how to move forward with the situation. The sessions are completely free (no cost)
- Bracknell Forest EPS have developed a ‘Coronavirus and Bereavement’ document to support their school and parent community. It signposts several invaluable resources and supportive organisations. This document was developed to support children and young people who lose a loved one or someone they know to coronavirus (COVID-19). It offers support to schools and parents or carers on how best to support children and young people who experience loss.
- CAMHS partnership (made up of a range of organisations across East Berkshire) promote emotional wellbeing and deliver preventative mental health services and support.