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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Page!

 

During these uncertain times, staying safe and well is a priority for families.

Please find some links and resources that may help if your child is feeling isolated, anxious or worried. Please let your child's class teacher know if you have ongoing concerns.

 

Supporting your child during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Activities to support well-being for children

during the coronavirus outbreak

Links:

                                                  - Coping calendar of activities to support well-being and coping strategies

 

Printable resources:

Please also take a look at the resources listed below to support emotional well-being in children.

 

General support strategies and resources which can be used

to support children’s emotional well-being and mental health

 

Exercise:

This releases chemicals, in your body, like endorphins and serotonin that help to improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and improve your mental health.

  • Cosmic Kids A great website full of videos that make Yoga fun for everyone.
  • Go Noodle Go Noodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. It allows children to wake up their bodies as well as engaging their minds.
  • BBC Super Movers These are videos that will get your child up and moving, and they are linked to the curriculum. The can also be selected based on which key stage your child is in.
  • Joe Wicks Daily PE Lesson - While the schools are closed, the famous exercise guru Joe Wicks is running a live PE lesson every week day at 9am from his YouTube channel 
  • NHS Change 4 Life - Indoor Activities for Kids 

 

Meditation:

This can help children to regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus.

  • New Horizon: Kids Meditation Struggling to get the kids to sleep? Allow these relaxing Sleep Stories, Guided Meditations and purposely-designed Sleep Meditations to get your little ones off to a perfect nights rest.

 

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness colouring is a relaxing and calming activity which can also encourage children to explore their creativity while improving fine motor skills.

  • Mindfulness Activities A list of 5-10 minute mindfulness activities you children could add into your daily routine. 

 

Calming strategies:

Sense of peace in your hand – activity provides children with  sense grounding/calming based on connections with familiar people and settings.

 

Self-esteem:

Self-esteem helps children cope with mistakes and build their resilience. It helps them try again, even if they fail at first. As a result, self-esteem will help them do better at school, at home, and with friends. Children with low self-esteem feel unsure of themselves, so improving self-esteem, improves confidence.

 

Outdoor activities:

Getting in touch with nature can help to improve emotional well-being and can be a lot of fun!.

 

 

 

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