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Wellbeing

As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously and we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our children and staff. We can all face life challenges that make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play to:

 

  • help our children understand their emotions and feelings better
  • feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem
  • develop emotional resilience and manage setbacks

 

At School, we will encourage the children to:

  • be open and talk about their feelings and worries with their friends and teachers
  • be physically active
  • make wise choices about food and sleep and time on their devices

 

As Parents and Carers

The NHS suggests, where possible:

 

1.Connect with other people. If possible, take time each day to be with your family, for example: try arranging a fixed time to eat dinner together; try switching off the TV to talk or play a game with your children, friends or family; and make the most of technology to stay in touch with friends and family.

2. Be physically active. Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing.

3. Learn new skills. Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental wellbeing.

4. Give to others. Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing.

5. Pay attention to the present moment. Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing too. This includes: your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

 

The NSPCC website is also an excellent resource with tips on how to start conversations with your children and how to make strategies together for maintaining mental health and wellbeing. Here is a link to their website:

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-health-development/promoting-mental-health-wellbeing

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