Aberdeen Library Services have created another fantastic readig challenge for young people to participate in this summer. The Great Staycation Challenge encourages children to read as many books as they can over the summer holidays.
The Psychological Resilience Hub is for anyone who is struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting their psychological wellbeing. The service is for anyone in Grampian or Orkney.
The Hub is there to provide a short course of psychological first aid (between 1-3 sessions) to help adults, young people and their families manage feelings that have become difficult during COVID 19. This may include providing signposting to useful information and advice regarding where to access longer-term support if needed.
Callers do not need to have had COVID themselves as the impact of the pandemic has impacted on all of us in lots of different ways.
Callers may have had difficulties that were previously manageable or may have never had concerns about their mental well-being but, with the pressures of COVID, are now experiencing difficulties coping.
Please note: The Psychological Resilience Hub is NOT an emergency service. If you or someone you care about is at significant risk of harm to themselves or others, then please contact NHS 24 by calling 111 or contact your GP surgery.
Please also note:
The PRH will try and contact callers quickly (within 7 days if you are in significant distress and within 3 weeks otherwise).
Callers can help by providing as many options as possible for when the PRH reaches them.
When the PRH calls, the number will not show up on the phone, it will come up as ‘withheld’.
Today Aberdeen city council are launching the Safer Schools App for all school parents and pupils. Search ‘safer schools’ in App Store to download the app and enter the school name then the parent code parent code:
Next Thursday is World Book Day and we are going to celebrate it in a slightly different way this year. The children won’t be wearing costumes but they will be having a day of creating in school, making a mask related to their favourite book. All materials will be created by school.
P4-7 pupils will be encouraged to decorate a mask at home to join in the fun. There will be opportunities shared by the class teachers to link into author live sessions and story reading live sessions too.
We will also have an exciting Masked Reader competition inspired by Saturday night TV’s The Masked Singer where the staff keep you guessing!! Look out for it launching soon.