Supporting the psychological well-being of children, young people and families during the changes brought by Coronavirus.
The Educational Psychology service in Neath Port Talbot will continue to support families in these challenging times. They are available to provide advice to families and child carers in their response to meeting the learning and wellbeing needs of their children via the school.
We recognise that the current school situation will be challenging and the concerns around Covid-19 may increase the anxiety of children and families. The Educational Psychologists' Parent Guidance
The NPT Inclusion Service continues to support children, young people and their families in these challenging times. The service consists of a number of teams who support the Local Authority in addressing the needs of vulnerable learners, in particular those with additional learning needs and those that require support around wellbeing. They are:
- Support for Learning
- Additional Learning Needs Support Service
- Educational Psychology Service
- School Based Counselling Service
- Well-Being and Behaviour Service, including Cynnydd
- School and Family Support
There is an NPT Inclusion Service Facebook page, which has some very useful suggestions for schools and families. Search NPT Education Inclusion Service and simply ‘like’ the page to start following.
There is also a NPT Inclusion Service webpage.
In light of the impact of Covid-19 on the current schools situation, and the anxieties this may cause, the NPT Inclusion Service is offering a telephone consultation helpline, which may help support you and your child at home.
The concerns can be related to school or family life. You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes, with the most appropriate member of the Inclusion Service, dependent upon you and your child’s needs, and a potential follow-up of another 30 minute telephone consultation at a later date. These will be Monday to Friday within standard working hours. The form to complete to access the service can be found here.
The School Based Counselling Service has a Primary School Call Back Service for Parents. The purpose of this service is to support parents in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their children during this time. You will speak to a School Based Counsellor who will be able to guide you in supporting the emotional wellbeing of your child.
For further information and to request a call back please visit: https://www.npt.gov.uk/23236
The School Based Counselling Service are also now able to extend our telephone counselling service to new secondary school pupils clients. Secondary school pupils can refer themselves here.