What a busy time we have had this summer! For many weeks, we have been working hard behind the scenes getting ready for the Summer Term to start up again.
One exciting thing that we have been working on is a new digital infrastructure which will make us even quicker at responding to your child’s needs. It is very exciting (we are a bit geeky about tech), and it should be ready by September. On that tech-y note, we have also been putting together our new website which we really hope you will love as much as we do! Do message us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know what you think or how we can make it even better!
As well as getting our hands on new tech, we also love working in partnership with other organisations to support the mental health of children and young people. We were then, of course, delighted to be invited to work with the Hitchin Mental Health Recovery Team (HMHRT) to support children, young people and their families who are based in Hitchin. This initiative has funded some wonderful online training for parents and carers on the 31st August. The training will focus on supporting children who are transitioning to secondary school this September. Alongside this, we have been running an online ‘Arts for wellbeing programme’. This funded programme was for Year 6 children in Hitchin who needed a bit of support with Transition. Through listening and drawing, sharing and storytelling, these children were able to use art and creativity to gain confidence and explore their feelings about moving to secondary school as well as meet other year 6’s.
Another partnership that we love is our work with Angels Parent Support Group. Angels is a voluntary, parent-led registered charity set up in North Hertfordshire to support parents and carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Angels deliver wonderful online parent forums for children who have traits of or are waiting for a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD and we are thrilled to be collaborating once again with them. We are just organising the diary for this work but here is a sneak preview of the dates that we’ll be delivering trainings.
Finally then, this summer, we have also welcomed two wonderful new therapists to our team. That means there’s two more people available to support the mental health needs of children and young people across the county. We look forward to sharing their pictures with you in a few weeks’ time so do keep an eye out!