Wellbeing and Pastoral Care
Summer Holiday Activity and Food Programs
From 1 - 26 August, eligible children and young people of Gloucestershire will be able to take part in exciting and fun activities across the county in the Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF).
Bookings for activities will open from 11 July. Make sure you’ve got your Children’s Activity Booking System (CABS) account ready in the meantime by following the link below:
For more information you can visit the website at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf where you can stay up to date on news.
Food Hamper information for the summer
During the summer HAF which runs from 1 - 26 August, families eligible for benefits related free school meals will be able to book and receive two weeks of food hampers.
If you are currently receiving vouchers from the Holiday Free School Meal Voucher scheme, you are eligible to receive food hampers too.
As well as our hampers, delicious and nutritious food will be available at all HAF activity sites for children to enjoy.
This year, we are releasing our food box bookings in waves according to district to ensure we get as many eligible families as possible to book their food hamper. Please see below for more information about your district offer:
If you live in Stroud, you can book your food hampers now and up until 11 July using the link below:
Bookings will close at 12pm on 11 July
Children and young people with strict dietary requirements
If one or more of your children have a strict dietary requirement which may limit their access to a food hamper, follow the link below to find out more and apply to our alternative offer.
Our priority is to make sure all eligible families have an opportunity to book food hampers to support them over the summer period. Please get in touch if you have any queries or concerns at HAFparentenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk
- Gloucestershire County Council are offering the free school meals for Summer 2022 - Follow this link to sign up
CAMHS helpline for parents concerned about their child’s mental health 01452 894300 or Click here
- The Door - Whether you need help with the practicalities of being a parent, specific advice around an issue affecting your family, or simply need a listening ear 01453 756754.
- You can also access support at GlosFamilies - click here for more information
- Barnardos - click here
If your child is struggling with anxiety, help them to stay CALM:
Calm down breathing – Breath in for 3 seconds, Hold for 3 seconds and Breath out for 3 seconds (TIP – use your index finger to create the triangle on your hand). Do this when you start to feel your breathing getting quicker or your brain starting to tingle)
Activity – Try running on the spot, around the garden, trampoline, cycling, walking or any sport you enjoy!
Let it go – Breath out your worries using colours – (close your eyes picture your anxiety as a colour – what colour is it? Close your eyes again and picture what colour calm might be. Then breath out the colour of your anxiety and breath in your calm colour – Now use the worry tree to think about what to do with your worry. https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/the-worry-tree/ Mind full of positive thoughts – Remember to think of any good things that have happened in the day – maybe you had saw somebody you haven’t seen for a while, heard something funny or if I showed kindness towards somebody else.
Mind full of positive thoughts – Remember to think of any good things that have happened in the day – maybe you had saw somebody you haven’t seen for a while, heard something funny or if I showed kindness towards somebody else.