Bereavement Support

If you or any member of your family have suffered a recent bereavement, we are always here to help. Please  see either Miss Milivojevic or Mrs Ward who will be able to signpost you to places for support, or how discuss the ways that we can support at school.  If you would prefer, please email the office email at office@stjosephswetherby.com and mark the email FAO: Mrs Williams / Mrs Collier Trenchard / Mrs Cooper. 

Support for Children

Child Bereavement UK Advice

For further guidance and support, you can also contact Child Bereavement UK through their helpline on 0800 02 888 40. For more information about this helpline, please click the link below.

Child Bereavement UK Helpline Information

Support for Adults

If you need support with bereavement, you can contact the Marie Curie Bereavement Support Telephone line (for 18+ year olds) on 0800 090 2309. This line is open from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday, and are closed on Sunday. 

Marie Curie= Bereavement Support Telephone Line

 

Breastfeeding Support

For any parents who would like more information about breastfeeding support, please see the links below, or, please talk to your health visitor who can give you further support.

NHS Leeds Breastfeeding Support La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Lullaby Trust Breastfeeding Fact Sheet

In Wetherby, there is a La Leche League breastfeeding support group who meet on a monthly basis. For more information, or the contact details for this group, please click the link below.

La Leche League Wetherby Support Group

 

Family Support (EPOSS Cluster)

If you need support with any of the below you can either contact the EPOSS team directly or speak to Mrs Collier Trenchard who will be able to support.

EPOSS Cluster Support

 

Food Bank

Wetherby Food Bank Website

To receive food parcels from the food bank, you will need to obtain vouchers. To get these vouchers,, please either email info@wetherbyanddistrict.foodbank.org.uk or call 07840 455725. Alternatively, school are here to help in these difficult times and can obtain food vouchers for you. Please see either Miss Milivojevic, Mrs Ward or Mrs Frost who will be able to help, or, email the office at office@stjosephswetherby.com and mark the email FAO: Mrs Ward, Miss Milivojevic or Mrs Frost. 

If you are going through financial hardship and would like to speak to a Citizens Advice adviser, please phone the number 0808 2082138. 

 

Housing Support

Leeds Council Housing Support Information Page Leeds City Council Contact about Housing Housing Information for Tenants

 

LGBTQ+

An A-Z of LGBTQ+ language for speaking to your child

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you or a member of your family are struggling with your mental health, we are always here to help. Please see either Miss Milivojevic, Mrs Ward, Miss Collier or your child’s class teacher, who will be able to signpost you to places for support, or how discuss the ways that we can support at school. If you would prefer, please email the office email at office@stjosephswetherby.com and mark the email FAO: Miss Milivojevic, Mrs Ward or Miss Collier.

NHS Mental Health Services mind.org.uk – Seeking Help for Mental Health Samaritans

Here are some links that you will find that give advice to support with children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Ollee – Online App to Support Children with their Mental Health Young Minds- Seeking Support for Young People Place2be – Supporting Children’s Mental Health

 

Pregnancy

Safer Pregnancy- Advice on Pregnancy NHS- Pregnancy Advice Tommy’s – Pregnancy Information

 

Potty Training

NHS How To Potty Train ERIC Potty Training Advice

 

Road Safety

think.goc.uk Road Safety Rules RoSPA Road Safety Advice RoSPA Guide for Parents

 

Car Seat Safety

By law, all children must travel in an appropriate child car seat until they are 135cm (4ft 5in) tall or 12 years old, whichever comes first. Please see the image below which is taken from the government website to provide information about the law and child seats.

To help with finding a car seat for your child to suit your needs, please see the website links below.

Leeds NHS Advice on Baby Car Seats Car Accident Prevention Trust NHS Tips for Buying a Car Seat

Extended rear facing encourages you to have your child rear facing in the car until a later age (up to 4 years). For more information about rear facing and the benefits of this, please click the links below.

Standford Children: Information about Extended Rear Facing Which? Extended Rear Facing Benefits

 

SIDS Risks

The Lullaby Trust states that 168 babies and young children still die every year of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in the UK. Advice has changed since the early 1990s which has significantly reduced these numbers. Please see the image below which gives guidance for how safer sleeping can reduce the risks of SIDS.

Image taken from: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/professionals/statistics-on-sids/

Please follow the links below for more advice on reducing the risk of SIDS.

Lullaby Trust – Statistics on SIDs NHS Guidance to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

 

Sleep

Co-sleeping Guidance

Lullaby Trust Co-sleeping Guidance

 

Safer Sleep Advice

 

Lullaby Trust Safe Sleeping in Winter Advice Lullaby Trust Safe Sleep Advice Tommy’s Safe Sleeping Advice LSCP Safe Sleep Guidance

 

Smoking in Pregnancy

Lullaby Trust – Smoking in Pregnancy  NHS Guidance for Stopping Smoking Whilst Pregnant RCOG Smoking and Pregnancy Patient Information Leaflet NCT.org Co-sleeping Risks and Benefits

 

Support for Victims of Abuse

NHS Getting Help for Domestic Violence

Please find the link below which refers you to a set of organisations who can support adult survivors of abuse.

mind.org : Places to Find Support for Adult Survivors of Abuse

If you have been or are a victim of abuse, please do not hesitate to contact one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss Milivojevic, Mrs Ward, Mrs Hodgson, Mrs Frost or Miss Collier. You can also contact our DSLs by emailing the school office email: office@stjosephswetherby.com and mark your email FAO Designated Safeguarding Lead: Urgent.

 

Using Dummies

Lullaby Trust Factsheet for Using Dummies NHS Leeds – Dummies and Non-Nutritive Sucking

 

Water/ River Safety

RoSPA Water Safety Information Govenment Website- River Safety Advice Royal Lifesaving Society UK Webpage

 

Weaning

Annabel Karmel: Gagging Vs Choking Start4Life Weaning Guidance NCT Tips for Weaning Start4Life Weaning Recipe Ideas BBC Good Food Weaning Recipe Ideas