Bereavement Support (written April 2020)
At Ryvers, we understand and sympathise with the inevitability of our school community facing some form of bereavement, especially in these turbulent and unpredictable times.
We understand that bereavement can take many forms and that the loss of a family member, friend or colleague can be difficult and requires support. Our mission is to ensure all impacted by any type of loss are provided with the right care.
We work collaboratively with a number of agencies and specialists who work in this area to support those who are approaching or experiencing bereavement.
Thames Valley Hospice
This hospice is a BBC Children in Need supported bereavement service. They are a team of specialist skilled, compassionate and creative support and care staff, who work with families in supporting them through their difficult time.
Winston’s Wish is the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity. They have been supporting bereaved children since 1992 and continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK.
Daisy’s Dream is a professional support service which responds to the needs of children and families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement.
Ryvers School is dedicated in providing tailored support to you and your family. If you would like our support, please call us and a member of our Pastoral team will be in contact with you.
At Ryvers we understand it is a challenging time for all. It is it is vital to focus on the mental well-being of all in your family. Please find some links below with some helpful tips on maintaining good mental health. You will also find some guidance on ensuring your children are safe when using YouTube and other streaming websites. Further guidance can be found in the e-safety section on our website.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL WELLBEING DURING CORONAVIRUS
CHILDLINE - Information and reassurance for children and young people about Coronavirus
SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S MENTAL WELLBEING DURING CORONAVIRUS—NSPCC NSPCC - Advice for parents and carers about how to help if their child is anxious or worried about Coronavirus
REMOTE LEARNING & ONLINE SAFETY DURING CORONAVIRUS
Video guide for parents about You Tube and how to use parental controls and filters
Anxiety Guide for Parents
The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. They provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them.
CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency. CEOP reaches over three million children and young people a year through its Thinkuknow education programme and regularly conveys its vital online safety messages to over 100,000 practitioners (such as social workers, teachers and police officers) registered to their network, who cascade these messages directly to children and young people.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.
Please click on this link to take you to you Parent Info website: