Introducing our new Wellbeing Warriors!
Our wellbeing warriors are a group of volunteers – children, staff, governors and teachers that are passionate about wellbeing, mindfulness and looking after others. Their aim is to ensure ALL children in school have access to activities and opportunities to talk, and to raise the profile of mental wellbeing.
The members of the group include:
Ms Wood – Group facilitator
Mrs Hafiz – School governor
Mrs Cockcroft – Emotional Literacy Support Advocate
Elmeri – Year 4
Eliska – Year 6
Wellbeing is a priority for everyone in school, both for themselves and others. Children will not learn to the best if their ability if they are not happy or do not feel safe. We have a number of strategies in school to support children’s mental and physical wellbeing, including:
- Buddy Chats – All adults in school are here for children to talk to if they are struggling or worrying about something, and there are many websites available offering support and advice on children’s health and wellbeing – no child has to feel alone.
- Zones of Regulation – a programme based on colours, children learning to identify emotions and how to deal with feelings in a positive way.
- The MHST – We are in partnership with the Mental Health Support Trust – a partnership with the NHS and child psychologists to support children with mild anxiety, low mood or changes in behaviour.
- We run workshops for a wide range of mental health issues, in conjunction with the MHST. These could be on self esteem, anxiety moving to high school and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you believe your children is suffering from poor mental health.
We also have a Parent and Community Worker, who is here to help support parents and carers in supporting their children and families in improving mental health.
Please click here for our February Wellbeing newsletter.
Some helpful websites:
Place2Be – a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools, providing mental health support.
www.cwmt.org.uk/schools-families-resources – free resources for parents and young people
https://youngminds.org.uk/resources – information about children and young people’s mental health
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people – for support and advice
www.kooth.com – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people