'With Jesus, we learn as a joyful family and flourish to be the best that we can be'
At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s Primary school, we take the emotional well-being of our children and families very seriously. We are fortunate to have an experienced Family Support Worker, Julia Johnson, who is in school every day to support children and families, where a need arises.
Julia can support children by:
Julia can support families by:
Early Help Support:
Advice and support is always confidential, however, if there is a safeguarding concern this will be managed by following our schools safeguarding policy (which can be found on our website).
Julia can be contacted directly by calling 07706 008 185 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can call the school office on 01772 336650 and office staff will pass on a message to Julia for you. Please be mindful that the school day can be very busy, if Julia is not available when you make contact, she will get back to you as soon as she can. Julia's working hours are 8am-4pm, however this is with a degree of flexibility depending on need, so please do not hesitate to contact Julia if a call or meeting is required outside of these hours.
With regards to a safeguarding emergency, please call children's social care on 0300 123 6720, or the police on 999.
Please use this form to contact Julia if you would like some advice or support.
Further in-house support:
Julia will soon be trained in Relax Kids so will be able to deliver this on a regular basis, this really is a fantastic way to ensure every child has the tools to be able to improve, or build upon their well-being.
‘Relax Kids’ uses mindful and relaxation techniques alongside values and positive psychology to help support children’s emotional health and well-being. It includes positive affirmations (positivity, strength-building, gratitude, resilience and compassion) to build children’s self-esteem and confidence.
To learn more about Relax Kids, please visit this website: www.relaxkids.com
Julia is also trained in Triple P Parenting Program, which is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs. Triple P gives parents practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships and the confidence to manage their children's behaviour. In turn Children will learn boundaries to help them develop calming techniques useful for their well-being.
These are run as group sessions, which has proven to be invaluable as a supportive network; speaking with other parents and not feeling alone where behaviours at home are difficult to manage. Parenting is not easy by a long stretch! As Julia is new to school, we are still in the planning stage of implementing groups, however more information will be communicated once plans have been finalised. For more information on this program you can visit the website www.triplep.net.
Mental health support for children & young people, including advice for parents.
Parental support on a wide range of issues that families may face, includes a help line for parents/carers.
Place2be - wellbeing resources & advice for families
NSPCC keeping children safe -Underwear rule
NSPCC Support for parents
Expect Respect Educational Toolkit
Adult mental health support: