As a school, we would like all our pupils to enjoy their learning, manage their daily lives and cope well in whatever situation they find themselves in. We want them to have good mental health alongside their physical health.
To help understand more about mental health we have included some useful information here from the charity ‘Mind’.
Your mental wellbeing is about how you're feeling right now, and how well you can cope with daily life. Our wellbeing can change from moment to moment, day to day, or month to month.
Sometimes it changes because of things that happen to us and sometimes it changes for no reason at all. It can affect the way we feel about ourselves and others, and about the things we face in our lives.
"In our hectic lives, we sometimes forget to check in with ourselves. Therefore, we sometimes don't realise our wellbeing is suffering until we are struggling because of it."
How can I look after my wellbeing?
However your wellbeing is at the moment, there are things you can do to look after and improve it.
What helps you now may not be the same as what helps you in the future. Try what you feel is comfortable and right for you, at this moment.
Mind’s top tips to look after your mental wellbeing include:
· Get creative
· Learn something new
· Get active
· Eat healthily
· Get enough sleep
· Help others
· Do things you enjoy
· Connect with others
· Do thinks to help you relax
· Ask for help if you need it
Our short videos are to help try some of these top tips and it is hoped that our pupils, alongside other family members, may learn some skills that will help them in their life-long learning and development of robust mental wellbeing.
*We do our best to check links on our website and shared on Seesaw. However, we still strongly advise that pupils are supervised when accessing these links on the internet and ask that no material we share on Seesaw or our website is copied and/or distributed to those outside of school.
Coming Back To School
Children's mental health week
This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’ and here you will find some very easy, short activities you could try at home to help your child talk about their feelings.
How is your child feeling?
Below, are some useful links to help with supporting your child and your own wellbeing.
https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/Advice for parents and carers
https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/ Supporting children with anxiety: parent/carer toolkit
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znsmxyc Parent/carer toolkit
https://www.place2be.org.uk/ Coronavirus: wellbeing ideas and activities for families.
https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/ Family support for during the pandemic