Early Help For Families

Our Early Help Offer

Early Help Offer (1).pdf

One Life Suffolk - wellbeing support

Local Community Services

This document provides a useful list of well-being support services which are available in Suffolk. Included in the document are links and contact numbers which can be used to find out more about each service.

Local Community Services

Lighthouse - domestic abuse support in suffolk

Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, providing support and advice to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships. See below for more details.

For confidential advice, call their advice line 01473 228270

Lighthouse workshops 2021.pdf

Cyber-Crime fact sheet

Cybercrime is criminal activity committed using computers and/or the internet. It can be either:

Cyber-enabled: where technology is used to scale up or speed up crimes that can also happen offline - such as buying drugs, sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation

Cyber-dependent: crimes that can only be committed using a computer or the internet

We need to protect children from harms related to cyber-enabled crimes, as part of our safeguarding responsibilities.

Cybercrime_staff_factsheet.pdf

Ten things fact sheets

These wonderful fact sheet give straight forward advice for a range of challenges parents have, such as supporting your child with anxiety, tips to help you child sleep and advice on dealing with challenging behaviour.

Mindfulness

There is a huge amount of research, literature and hype around the benefits of Mindfulness. There are also a lot of misconceptions around always needing to set aside blocks of time to sit in silence, meditate and 'clear your mind'. Mindfulness can be done by sitting in silence, but also when eating, or walking; it is simply about consciously trying to be present in the moment with awareness and having choice about our thoughts rather than getting swallowed up in them.

For some interesting insight you could watch THIS conversation with Andy Puddicombe the founder 'Headspace'

For a more medical perspective you can look at the information on the NHS website or research from Harvard

There is also a good summary episode of Dr Rangan Chatterjee's Feel better live more podcast which pulls together several viewpoints on mindfulness HERE


If you are interested in giving mindfulness a go - having guided sessions is great place to start. There are lots to be found on youtube for free. There are also several apps which offer guided sessions - generally some sessions are free but you have to subscribe to access the full package. Fortunately 2 popular apps offer discounts for school staff! Take a look at Calm HERE and Headspace HERE