Child Well-Being Support

Supporting Children’s Well-being

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’S)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are “highly stressful, and potentially traumatic, events or situations that occur during childhood and/or adolescence. They can be a single event, or prolonged threats to, and breaches of, the young person’s safety, security, trust, or bodily integrity.” (Young Minds, 2018).

Examples of ACEs:

• Physical abuse

• Sexual Abuse

• Emotional Abuse

• Living with someone who abused drugs

• Living with someone who abused alcohol

• Exposure to domestic violence

• Living with someone who has gone to prison

• Living with someone with serious mental illness

• Losing a parent through divorce, death or abandonment

The internet hosts an abundance of information on ACE’s and as practitioners it is important that we understand how these experiences can affect the lives of the children we care for as we help them to grow and develop.

To access free online training and video resources please follow this link Aces Online

Adverse Childhood Experiences Explained - YouTube Video

Barnardo’sWe are Barnardo’s. We transform lives. We listen to children, fight for their rights and do whatever it takes to protect and support them – because we believe that all children have the right to a happy and healthy life.

We support and protect children and young people facing a wide range of issues, from drug misuse to disability, from sexual abuse to domestic violence.

Barnardo’s offers a wealth of online information on their website with links to support in your local area.
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For a more detailed look at how they can support parents and carers of young children please follow this link -  

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Child, Adolescent and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) helps young people up to the age of 18 years old, who are struggling with their emotions, relationships, personal development, or their behaviour.

You will need to have a referral made to Contact Point, this could be via:

• a professional you are seeing who will complete an online referral form for you

• your parent could phone Contact Point

• If you are over the age of 16 you can phone Contact Point yourself.

Contact Point provides a single point of access to CAMHS services. It has been designed to make it easier for young people and their families to access our services. Contact Point numbers:

Hull – 01482 303688

East Riding – 01482 303810

Special considerations will be made for referrals of children under 5 years old.

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Daily MileThe Daily Mile is a simple, social and fun physical activity – 15 minutes running, wheeling or walking every day. It gets children outside and active with their friends.

Research has shown The Daily Mile has a positive impact on physical, mental, and social health of children. Many primary schools have adopted it and the principles can also apply to early years and childcare settings.
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Health for under 5’sA website that covers health and development information from pregnancy to age 5 years, although this website was created by services in the south it still covers relevant information for everyone – just click on ‘continue without a location’ to access a range of advice, videos, and articles to support your little ones.  

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HEY Mind, Hull, and East YorkshireHEY Mind, is a charitable organisation that ensures people with mental health problems have somewhere to turn to for advice and support. They can also signpost you to various organisations in the local area that may be able to support you and your mental health.

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind,
Wellington House,
108 Beverley Rd,

Tel: 01482 240200
Information Line: 01482 240133
Text: 07520 633447

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MindEd for familiesChildren from birth to five are going through an incredible developmental roller-coaster ride, moving from being completely dependent on their parents for all of their needs then gradually experiencing separation from them.

Visit the website to select which age range you want more information on, ranging from birth to 16 years. 

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NHS every mind mattersFind out how you can help a child to have good mental health, including knowing how to talk to a child about their mental health, and when to spot signs, they might be struggling. Self-care tips and links to external companies on a variety of mental health issues. 
NSPCCAbuse can ruin childhoods and the effects can last a lifetime. But with your help, the NSPCC is working to prevent child abuse in England – and help children and young people who’ve been abused rebuild their lives.

Free confidential helpline – 0808 800 5000 Monday – Friday 9-4pm

Discover all about the work they do to prevent abuse; help rebuild children's lives and support families through the link below:-
What We Do
Where you will find access to information and activities for parents, schools and professionals.  

Young MindsMore young people than ever before need support for their mental health and accessing that support quickly, can make a critical difference to those young people. Yet, most of the time those young people need to wait. And wait. And wait.

We have called our strategy ‘You Matter’ because, ultimately, that is what this is all about. We need young people to know that whatever they are going through, they matter, and they deserve help. And each and every one of us needs to acknowledge that, to those young people, we matter and the role we can play is vital.

Email – Please use the chat icon on the website

Text - If you are a young person struggling to cope,
Shout can provide 24/7 support. For help, text SHOUT to 85258.

Whatever you are going through, if it matters to you, it matters to us.

Parents Helpline - 0808 802 5544, Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm.

The website offers support for young children, parents and professionals, by visiting their site you can select which icon applies to you and find advice, support, training and resources to suit your needs.

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Mental health for Early Years Children - Help for Early Years Providers

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. In the same way that we can be more or less physically healthy from time to time, we can also be more or less mentally healthy from time to time too.

Help for Early Years Providers has added new information and guidance on supporting babies and young children with their mental health.

The guidance:

• explains how practitioners can support positive mental health in early years children

• includes emotional and behavioural support strategies to use in early years settings

• links to further reading and resources

For more guidance on supporting children in the early years, visit the Help for Early Years Providers website.