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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

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Helping children and young people enjoy good emotional health and wellbeing, and develop resilience is really important to their overall health and development. We contribute, alongside other services to support schools to deliver good quality mental health education. we have groups for children and parents which promote strategies to build confidence and self-esteem. We also have groups for parents that help support with managing children's behaviour.

Parents and carers can book placesAdult Resilience Flyer – Birchills CC October 2018 Anger Management flyers – BVC October 2018 Flyer for Cygnet October 2018 Flyer for SA parenting group – Harden HC September 2018 Flyer for Triple P parenting groups WMH October 2018 FRIENDS for Life flyers – Harden Health Centre October 2018 on our FREE parent workshops,  children and teenagers groups and parenting groups by contacting telephone number 01922 423292 or via our email If no one is in the office then we have an answer machine. Please leave your name and contact details and we will call you back.

Groups for children and young people.

We provide FRIENDS groups which teach children and young people the skills to improve their confidence and self-esteem. These programmes are delivered across all age groups. Fun FRIENDS 4-7; Primary FRIENDS 7-13 and Teen FRIENDS 13 years +. The programmes have a strong evidence base. More details about the FRIENDS programmes can be found at

Groups for parents and carers

We deliver a series of workshops to help parents and carers to understand children’s emotions and children’s behaviour. These are short sessions which are a good introduction to our service and provide useful tips and hints of strategies that you can try at home.

We deliver Parenting Groups such as ‘Understanding your Child’s Behaviour’, Triple P and Cygnet (for parents/carers of children with an diagnosis of Autism). These programmes are part of a Multi agency approach to Walsall Ways of Parenting.

Stress, anxiety and depression are common mental health difficulties which can affect anyone. Parenting is a demanding job and these problems can make parenting even more of challenge. We deliver an adult resiliency group which is part of the FRIENDS programme and is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills to help improve confidence and self esteem.

Individual assessments for children and young people

School Nurses have additional training and experience of working with children and young people to assess difficulties with emotional health and/or behaviour. We encourage a child or young person to attend one of our groups and a parent/carers to attend our workshops or groups. If a child or young person is still experiencing problems after accessing these interventions then we will invite the parent/carer to bring their child to a health review. The School Nurse can commence as assessment of their child’s needs. We work closely with other health colleagues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Community Paediatricians and Therapies and we may refer a child or young person to one of these services.

Text Service for parents.

We offer a confidential, anonymous text service called Parent ChatHealth This is a messaging service for parents who can text a school nurse for advice on health matters. Our text number is 07520 634 909. We can provide a range of information, sign post to other services or offer to see the parent face to face if requested to do so. Parents and carers can be reassured that this is a safe and secure text service.

Safety disclaimer “We might inform someone if we were concerned about your safety but we would usually speak to you first. Your messages are stored and can be seen by other health care staff who follow the same confidentiality rules, We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate message back to confirm we have received your text. Text will only be seen between 9am and 5pm. If you need help before you hear back from us contact your GP, nearest walk in centre or dial 111. Our text number does not receive voice calls or MMS picture messages. We support messaging from UK mobile numbers only (which does not include messages sent from landlines, international mobile numbers and some ‘number masking’ mobile apps). To prevent the health professional from sending messages to you, text STOP to our number. Messages are charged at your usual rates.”