CHEXS - Who we are and what we do?
CHEXS is a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ whose primary aim and passion is to advance education for the public benefit through the provision of educational support for both children and adults alike; this includes an increasingly wide range of extra-curricular activities, extended services and family support for the benefit of all members of our local and extended community.
Every one matters!!
We aim to create a united community working together with a sense of belief and ownership tackling local issues and improving community relationships
We want to help people have a better home life through improved communication, relationships and life skills for the whole family
We engage children & young people in positive activities within the community to help raise self-esteem, confidence and aspirations whilst developing vital life skills
We work tirelessly to make a difference and our focus is always to put families’ and communities’ best interests at the heart of everything we do
We endeavor to ensure ChExs’ diligence, passion, professionalism, enthusiasm, loyalty and local knowledge provides support for all the families and local communities that we serve
Broxbourne Pastoral Leads Network
The Broxbourne Pastoral Leads Network is chaired by Goffs School Associate Assistant Principal and coordinated by Julie Cottenden the CHEXS Children and Young Peoples Support Lead. The network for any pastoral lead or person responsible for supporting young people in the dissemination of information to their setting or agency within the Broxbourne locality. It is an action focussed group which is a local voice responding to current pastoral issues thereby removing barriers to learning to ensure that young people make outstanding progress; linking to their well-being, behaviour and safety and are able to manage risk effectively.
The group aims to:
- share and disseminate good practice
- share and disseminate resources
- share and disseminate local knowledge
- providing training opportunities
- CAMHS Referral Training
- Mind Ed mental health training – Public Health.
- Herts Young Homeless presentation of support available
- How to promote emotional resilience in pupils presentation –Deputy Headteacher Hailey Hall
- School Nursing Briefing – Public Health
- CAMHS Clinical Commissioning Group represented by a Senior CAHMS Commissioner – ADD-Vance parenting group funding received as a result
- Supporting Vulnerable Students Presentation–Sharing Good Practice – Vice Principle Goffs School
- ADASH Presentation of support available by ADASH Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Worker
- How to make the most of Pupil Premium – Pastoral Support Lead – Cheshunt School
- Time to Change programme about changing the attitude to mental health stigma training delivered
- The Mental Health First Aid Youth training - 2 day course
If you or any person in your school or agency would like to attend the meeting please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide Prevention Campaign
In response to the growing number of children and young people who are contemplating or attempting suicide CHEXS is involved with the Spot the Signs and Save a Life campaign that is helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide. The campaigns ambition of zero suicides in Hertfordshire is consistent with the national suicide prevention strategy for England.
Our Children and Young People’s Support Lead feels very passionately about this issue and is a part of the Spot the Signs Campaign steering group looking into different ways in which children, young people and adults can access support with depression and suicidal thoughts. The campaign is bringing training to professionals working with families to help them recognise the signs and to feel confident in dealing with the issue.
CHEXS has recently held training delivered by the Ollie Foundation bringing the training to a local venue for school staff to attend.
If you would like further details please either go to the below website or call Julie for more information.
Spot the Signs, Save a Life www.hpft.nhs.uk/information-and-resources/spot-the-signs/
The Ollie Foundation www.theolliefoundation.org/
Please note these are not crisis organisations. If you feel suicidal or know someone who is contemplating suicide please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or email on email@example.com