Welcome to Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Page!
Please find some links and resources that may help if your child is feeling anxious, emotional or have low-self esteem. Please let your child's class teacher know if you have ongoing concerns.
Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Please know that the Welfare and Pastoral team at Crown Meadow are always available to offer support to children and families with challenges, so please get in contact with Mrs Reed if you need any help on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are links and resources below that you may find helpful to
support and talk about mental health problems at home.
Children's Mental Health Week
Crown Meadow First School and Nursery is proud to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week in February each year.
For 2024, the theme for this year is 'My Voice Matters'. This is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.
'Let’s Connect' is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
' Growing Together' Some growth is easy to see, like when we grow from babies into children or when flowers grow in spring. But other growth may be more difficult to spot, like when we grow emotionally. We all need support to help us to keep growing, especially when things get tough. We often need others to help us to believe in ourselves, to keep going, and to try doing things a bit differently. Reflecting on how much we’ve grown, and thinking of ways that we can continue to grow together is one good way to look after our mental health.
It is an opportunity for us all to explore the different ways we can 'Express Yourself' . Reflecting on how much we’ve grown, and thinking of ways that we can continue to grow together is one good way to look after our mental health.Ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
General support strategies and resources which can be used
to support children’s emotional well-being and mental health
Our everyday habits are important to our mental health, just as they are to our physical health. Here are a few suggestions to help your child develop good habits.
Think about the five ways to wellbeing:
- NHS Change 4 Life - Indoor Activities for Kids
Sense of peace in your hand – activity provides children with sense grounding/calming based on connections with familiar people and settings.
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.
- Self-esteem and Character Building for Kids This website offers lots of lovely activities and games that you can complete with your children.
- Self-esteem Printable Activities There are some wonderful activities here that you can print off for children.
Getting in touch with nature can help to improve emotional well-being and can be a lot of fun!.
- Forestry England - great resources linked to much loved children’s books
- Woodland Trust - activities encouraging children to become nature detectives
Please also take a look at the resources listed below to support emotional well-being in children.