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NEW - Mental Health Support in Pregnancy and After-Birth

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New webpages have been developed supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing for parents, families and their infants.  The information will be regularly updated and is for both parents and professionals to raise awareness and to signpost to services. 

The site has 4 key pages:

1. General introduction to what perinatal mental health is, map showing area covered for this information 

2. Information about perinatal mental health referrals such as - what to expect, who to talk to about possible referral, myth busting and section on lived experience and help obtained.

3. Local sources of help and support 

4. Further links to training and learning 

To learn more click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Online Safety Bill – March 2022

A new Online Safety Bill has been introduced in Parliament to better protect internet users whilst holding social media and tech firms accountable for content published on their platforms. The laws will apply to companies who host user generated content or allow UK users to talk to other people online.  These companies include; social media platforms, forums, messaging apps and search engines.

Some of the areas the bill proposes to tackle are:

  • Protecting children from accessing harmful content – such as exposure to self-harm, pornography, bulling and eating disorders
  • Platforms are required to take appropriate action if a child encounters harmful content or activity
  • Adult support – adults will have more control over what harmful content they view. Individuals who feel that content is damaging to their mental health could choose not to be presented with it
  • Ensuring robust 18+ age verification checks for sites that host pornography
  • Criminalising cyber flashing
  • Paid-for scam adverts found on social media and search engines addressed in a move to combat online fraud
  • All platforms in scope will need to remove all illegal material. Particularly that relating to child sexual exploitation, abuse and terrorism. They also have a duty to report and assist with law enforcement efforts in stamping out this content

To read the full press release click here

To read the factsheet click here

For further advice and information on how to keep children and young people safe online click here

 

Published March 2022

New counselling project in Warwickshire to support children and parents

New counselling project in Warwickshire to support children and parents

A new project called Strengthened Families will support children and parents in Warwickshire with their wellbeing. 

It will be managed by the Parenting Project who are a voluntary organisation in Warwickshire working with children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability from 0 – 25 and their parents to help them with their mental health needs alongside their general health and wellbeing. 

Parenting Project will be offering 1-1 counselling sessions for parents, which are confidential, person-centred and use a trauma informed approach which explores what is important to individuals and strategies that can help them.  

 
The project is one of 36 funded through Warwickshire County Council’s COVID-19 Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Fund that has awarded £750k to support local community groups and businesses. 
Counselling sessions can be accessed via phone, virtual sessions through zoom or face to face, and Parenting Project can offer up to 18 sessions of counselling. 

For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To read full article by Warwickshire County Council click here.

Original article was published by Warwickshire County Council on 20th October 2021.

NEW Quarterly WS News Bulletin - December 2021

We are pleased to share with you the 3rd edition of the WS News Bulletin. This quarter's bulletin introduces you to learning from a series of safeguarding reviews concluded by the partnership where children/adults have suffered significant abuse or neglect and there are lessons to be learned to improve safeguarding practice moving forward. It includes a series of links to newly published 7 Minute Briefings which place the spotlight in specific topics of learning from the reviews.  Warwickshire Safeguarding request your support in promoting awareness of this bulletin across your organisations and encouraging staff to access the resources provided within the links embedded throughout the news bulletin.

To download the latest bulletin, as well as past bulletins click here

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