Support for emotional wellbeing and mental health doesn’t stop with our children. Parents and carers, alongside wider family members, at Woodlands are encouraged to seek support through school when needed.
The Reflection Room
Our Reflection Room isn't just a space for children to use, it's open to parents/carers too. If you need support or advice, or just want to off load with a brew, Mrs Grant is more than happy to welcome you. Please access the Reflection Room via the door on the playground or by contacting the school office if you prefer.
Reflection Room - 2021-22
We will post via social media and Parent Pay key dates/events that take place for parents/carers in this room. These groups focus on mental health and wellbeing, family relationships, social skills and routines/boundaries. Please do ask if you think this is a space you'd like to make use of as we're always keen to welcome new groups.
Woodlands work closely with the agencies listed below, and can signpost and refer families where needed. Please use the Hyperlinks to find out more about each service.
Positive Steps offer free help for you and your family.
If you or a family member need practical help to support you to take control of your life, or if you have difficulties in areas such as housing, money, parenting, self confidence, low-mood or seeking employment/training, Positive Steps can provide you with an allocated Engagement Worker to help you develop the skills to help yourself.
There are varying levels of support available depending on your needs.
School can support you in making a referral to Positive Steps. Please come and see Miss Humble or Mrs Reid in school.
Healthy Minds provide a range of treatment and support options for people struggling to cope with low mood, stress, anxiety, depression, or any of the common mental health problems that up to 1 in 4 people will experience at some point in their life time.
School can support adults to make a self-referral to Healthy Minds. Please come and see Miss Humble or Mrs Reid in school.
Combined minds provide an app developed to help families and friends to support mental health.
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is an app that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
We Can Help: www.oldham.gov.uk/wecanhelp
Free School Meals (FSM) eligibility checker: www.oldham.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Children and family benefits: www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200230/early_years/194/children_and_family_benefits
Help paying for childcare eligibility checker: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Money Helper Service The free government-backed MoneyHelper service
School Readiness www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200246/families_and_parenting/2828/birth_to_5_years/
Online Solihull Parenting Courses (worth £100) aligned with best parenting practice is free to use for anyone in Oldham.
Parents, carers, grandparents, and staff can access the resources by entering the passcode: DAISY into this web page: https://inourplace.heiapply.com/online-learning
This May help – This is a new national initiative providing mental health advice to parents and carers who have concerns about their child’s mental health: https://thismayhelp.m3
Get Oldham Working: www.oldham.gov.uk/gow
CMHW 2022 - Parent's Guide to Childhood Anxiety
Social Media & Mental Health - What Parent's Need To Know
Young Minds - Parent contact poster
Calming Techniques - Breathing