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Children

 

Reach4Wellbeing


The Reach4Wellbeing Team is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), they promote and support emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-18 years old. They are a team of 7 staff, with one case worker for each of the following areas: Wyre Forest, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon. They offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing mild to moderate emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety and low mood. These programmes are based on skills which research has discovered helps children and young people with these difficulties. Government recommendations promote group work as the first way to help children and young people with these issues as early as possible. Reach4Wellbeing Poster | Reach for Wellbeing Leaflet

 

Their Aims 

  • Promote Positive Wellbeing
  • Reach Children and Young People in their Communities
  • Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health


What They Do

To maximise their effectiveness the Reach4Wellbeing Team focus on delivering group programmes for children and young people. The groups are held during term time and are run in schools or other local community settings. Thye are not always able to offer a group in the child or young person’s own school, but they will aim to offer a place in an alternative school or community setting, please note that in order for your child to receive this intervention transportation to and from the venue will be your responsibility. 

 

Each of the sessions is evidence based and they are able to offer the following:

• A seven week anxiety and low mood programme for young people age 13 and over

• A six week anxiety programme for older children age 9 -12 years

• A six week anxiety programme (Little Explorers) for younger children age 5 - 8 years, for this age group please note that a parent or their representative is required to attend the sessions.

 

Their continued future plan is to offer short-term group programmes for young people to improve their emotional regulation and resilience.

 

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

 

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

 

 

Childrens Health

 

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

 

NHS childhood illness slideshow

 

 

When Should I Worry?

 

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

 

Download the booklet

 

 

Fevers

 

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.

 

Bupa - more about childhood fevers

NHS Choices - what temperature is a fever?

 

 

 

Head Lice

 

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly.

 

Head Lice Factsheet

NHS Choices

 

 

Nosebleeds

 

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

 

St Johns Ambulance

NHS Choices

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