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Following the announcement that schools and settings will remain open to key workers, the guidance has now been published (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision) which outlines the requirements on schools and settings. 

Emotional and Well being support

 

We appreciate and understand that at this time there are many children, young people, parents and families as a whole that are struggling to process and understand the current situation. The offers of support from agencies are changing so below is a brief outline of the support offered by Cambridgeshire Community Services:

 

Young People:

 

Chathealth: ChatHealth -Text Messaging Service for 13-19 year olds

ChatHealth is an alternative way for young people to engage with experienced clinicians who will answer texts from 9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri on a range of topics including anything from healthy eating, smoking, self-harm and bullying.

Watch this video to find out more http://bit.ly/chathealth-cambs

Young people (13-19 years) can text 07480 635 443 to start a conversation.

 

Parents:

 

Cambridge Community Services (CCS) Duty Telephone Line: 0300 329 50 50. Please note that this line is a contact point for all CCS services (except for Specialist Community Nurses) and is staffed by our wonderful Administration Team. When you call, please make them aware of why you are contacting us and they will pass your request of support on to the relevant team who will then get in touch with you.

 

 We are also in the process of creating emotional health and wellbeing resources for parent’s wellbeing as well as children and young people and will share these with you when they are ready. In the meantime there are a number of useful service and resources on the Keep-Your-Head website for Adult, Child & Young People and Professional’s Mental Wellbeing: https://www.keep-your-head.com/

 

We are also going to be updating our website, so please see: https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people-health-services-cambridgeshire/emotional-health-and-wellbeing-services for more information.

 

 

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

 

We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

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