As well as being really excited about the launch of our brand new website, we've been really busy locally and nationally working with parents and carers and other organisations to help support parents to support their childrens mental health and wellbeing.
We have linked up with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to help input into the Governments strategy to put a mental health support team into every school. We are helping to develop the manual which will be used by these teams.
We are continuing to link up with www.notfineinschool.org.uk and Bec is part of their admin team. We will be running local workshops in Suffolk soon so keep an eye out for those to help support parents of children who are struggling to attend school for any number of reasons.
Lucy and Emily (two of our PACT trustees) are now trained to deliver Human Toolbox training for parents and carers. Their first course is coming up soon but keep an eye out for the next one.
Our PACT outreach service and school attendance support services are very much up and running now, we reach out by various platforms to enable those who can't attend our face to face meetups to access support and advice as and when they feel they need a bit of extra help. Please contact us for details.
Bec and Clare are trained to offer The Rewind (Closure without disclosure) which is a treatment for PTSD, extremely short and no need to disclose any information whatsoever - again please contact for details.
We have become firm supporters of Kirsty Seager and her Childosophy business here in Suffolk. Several of our parents (and young people) have reccommended Kirsty's friendly and empathetic support and we will be writing more detail about her service shortly for anyone interested in what it involves.
We continue to run our 4 monthly support group meetups in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury and Lowestoft and have been providing information, our PACT resource library, guest speaker and training information/sessions to parents. We also have been providing "PACT full of kindness" gift bags to parents to give them a few ideas of how to find time to relax and take a moment to themselves in times of stress and worry.
Clare and Liz have attended the FRESH national parent conference in Liverpool recently, the first of it's kind and heard some very motivational talks including Louise Parker Engels from Not Fine in School and Wendy Minhinnett from The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, amongst others.
Well that's a bit about what we've been up to recently, please contact us or link up with us on social media to find out how to get involved and be a part of our important work.
We are currently meeting up on the first Monday of every month in Stowmarket, and the third Monday in Bury St Edmunds. We are a very informal group and tea and coffee is always provided - sometimes even biscuits and cake! Come along.
PACT offer free, confidential support, including information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person. We offer a safe environment to support with no judgement.