April 2022

1st April 2022

Spring Holiday Club

Monday 11 – Friday 22 April (excluding bank holidays)

You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the Easter holidays. There are free places available for children and young people in South Tyneside who are eligible for benefits related free school meals or from a family experiencing hardship, where they can enjoy a variety of creative and physical activities, alongside a nutritious meal every day.

Sessions include sports, arts, crafts and more!  

All events are subject to availability and booking is essential. Activities and food are funded by the Department for Education.

See also leaflet below

For more information and to book, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/holidayclub

See below leaflet about Inclusive Health Activities based at Chuter Ede Community Association, for more information please contact Angela Dunn on 0191 427 1666
Please take a look at the April Kooth & Qwell News Update - support for young people and families
Please see information leaflet below regarding South Tyneside Parent Carer Forum.
Please see the leaflet below regarding a Mental Health Parent/Carer Network Meeting being held by South Tyneside Council.
Take a look at the leaflet below as it shows a timetable for different Youth Groups in the South Tyneside area.

As we move into May 2022 this brings with it new challenges for young people & families who will be busy preparing for exams and possible choices that need to be made about further education, university, and new schools. Not to mention it’s also ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ (with this year’s theme loneliness) taking place from 9th May to 13th May 2022.  Loneliness can affect us all and many adults have experienced the impact of loneliness greatly due to the pandemic. There’s a lot to pack in in terms of raising awareness and supporting young people & adults we know. This news update provides you with the latest supporting resources, social media graphics, and information - helping you to ensure young people are kept informed of the support we offer.

What’s happening this month?

Themed event webinars for professionals

Mental Health Awareness Week – How can Kooth & Qwell support

A free information session for professionals in honour of mental health awareness week to find out more about Kooth & Qwell

Wednesday 11th May 2 -3pm

Thursday 12th May 10-11am

Book herehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/320647955667

Maternal Mental Health – How can Kooth & Qwell support

A free information session highlighting both services which can help individuals and families during the perinatal period and how expectant parents/families can benefit from the support we offer.

Tuesday 24th May 4 -5pm and Friday 27th May 10-11am

 Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maternal-mental-health-how-can-kooth-qwell-support-tickets-320806800777

Kooth live forums, discussion boards & podcasts

During May young people can expect the usual variety of podcasts, live forums and discussion boards which of course includes a themed session on Mental Health Awareness Week which ties in with this year's theme loneliness. Other key topics to watch out for include – body image, meditation, and foster carers.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Our marketing team at Kooth Plc have been busy preparing supporting resources which range from social media graphics, posters to a brand new loneliness brochure  for both young people & adults which features top tips. Find out more here or see attached. 

Exam Stress

We know many students will be worried about upcoming exams this term so why not share information about Kooth this month reminding students that they can speak to our friendly online team whenever they’re feeling overwhelmed. Here’s a suggested post and graphic:

We can all feel nervous from time to time, especially during exams. Need to talk? Reach out for free, safe and anonymous support today by signing up to Kooth.com

Primary School (Transition Workshops for Year 6) – Still time to book

Don’t forget primary schools across Sunderland are being invited to book their free workshop in preparation for Spring/Summer term supporting year 6 moving onto secondary school. The transition workshops provide students with an opportunity to explore their feelings, feel more prepared and know where to go for support if they feel unsure or nervous in the first few months of adjustments. Interested in finding out more? Limited dates now available, so don’t miss out:

Email jaustin@kooth.com 

**New report**

Supporting adults with stressful life events through a digital service

A new national report which takes a deep dive into the impact of stress on adults and how digital services can support to mitigate stress. Find out more here. or see attached. 


Digital resources, posters and cards are all readily available either by visiting bandmaster (digital) or by emailing jaustin@kooth.com to place a free order. The cards and posters are fantastic for placing on display within your venue and for handing out to young people who may need support. 

Additional information & social media

You can request free face to face or virtual information sessions or presentations for a range of audiences and settings. If you would like to book a session for your school, organisation or for a group of young people you work with please complete a booking form here - https://forms.gle/CgwrpFCTiuT6z9TRA