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Wellbeing

Promoting the wellbeing of our children is always a huge priority in school and is key to keeping them safe, helping them develop and ensuring they have positive outcomes.

Mental health plays a key role in a child’s overall wellbeing and can be affected by various factors, such as their environment and stress. Negative experiences can adversely affect a child’s mental health, just as positive experiences can help improve it.

Our work in school focuses on areas such as self-awareness, understanding emotions, and building and developing friendships.

In October, we celebrated World Mental Health day, where the children discovered that understanding their emotions is key to good mental health. How we feel is not a choice but we can control how we respond to our feelings by developing strategies which support good mental health.

Our KS2 children thought these strategies include:

  • Getting regular exercise
  • Getting fresh air daily
  • Talk about feelings
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Having a regular bedtime
  • Spending time with friends and family

This past year has been difficult for everyone, and whilst we are proud of our children’s resilience, there are always times when they might need a little extra support and reassurance.

Below are some websites which you may find helpful, and as always if you have any concerns you can contact us at school.

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

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/information-and-support/parenting-and-family-life/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/supporting-your-childs-mental-health/supporting-childrens-mental-health-during-lockdown/

As it is Children’s Mental Health Week at the beginning of February we plan to deliver a variety of lessons and activities, which allow the children to focus on mental health and wellbeing once again.

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