Our services and support for 5 to 12 years
Helping you access the right information
For children in year 6 we will take your child’s weight and height in line with the National Child Measurement Programme. This will take place in your child’s school and you will receive information about it.
We offer a weekly, safe and confidential wellbeing drop-in session in the local area for anyone aged 8 to 18 years. We can offer wellbeing advice, signpost you to services and talk about any difficulties with which you may feel you need some extra support.
An Online course for parents of children aged 6 months to 18 years. The first online course for parents to be awarded the Government’s CANparent Quality Mark. Developed by the Solihull Approach team; health professionals working together with parents and practitioners.
For curious parents, for Dads who want to be the best Dads they can be, for Mums who want to be the best Mums they can be. Over 90% of parents think that a parenting course would be useful.
The course can be done at a time and place to suit family life, just enter the code TAMAR, fill in a few details to create an account. You can then sign in to your course.
This online course is for parents with a child with additional needs. It is for parents, relatives and friends of children who may have a physical or learning disability or who may have autistic traits. In the UK, you may be within the SEND (Special educational needs and disability) system. Some parents describe their child as differently abled, or neuroatypical.
This course is in 2 sections. Level 1 lays the foundation for understanding your child. Level 2 looks at some particular aspects of parenting: sleeping and anger management, together with more about how we interact with each other. Understanding this can make it easier to work with your child's behaviour as well as supporting their development. Once you finish Level 1 you can progress to Level 2 if you'd like to.
To access this course for free, just enter the code TAMAR.
If you are either interested or worried about your child's mental health and wellbeing, then this course is for you.
This course 'Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing' is unusual as it introduces you to mental health and wellbeing in Part 1..., then you leave this course and complete 'Understanding your child' ...and then come back to Part 2 of this course.
If you have already completed 'Understanding your child' then you don't need to do it again (unless you want a refresh or to look at it from a different angle).
'Understanding your child' is all about the cornerstones of mental health and wellbeing. You could revisit Module 2 about Understanding your child's feelings if you would like a refresh with some examples of listening and talking with children and teenagers. Or the Module on Containment and the Module on Reciprocity.
So, complete Part 1, then complete 'Understanding your child' and then complete Part 2. You may only be interested in anxiety in Part 2, for instance, but if you also look at depression you can see how the usual way we react to events and issues in our lives can turn into difficulties for us.
Enter the code TAMAR to access it for free.
We are trailing weekly virtual drop-in sessions at 3 secondary schools across Torbay from September. Young people will be able to attend a virtual drop in with your school nurse – Yes, that’s right, that means you don’t have to talk face to face about your worries – which we know can put you off getting help.
The Purpose of this Virtual drop-in is to support Young People with any worries or concerns to do with health. A virtual drop-in gives young people the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have by means of Attend Anywhere or over the phone, therefore making it a less daunting experience.
To find out when the school nurse is holding a session, talk to your school receptionist or teacher.