Good Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Parents and carers – we are working very closely with Place2Be to enable use to provide increased support for the mental health and wellbeing of children, parents and staff.
Supporting Children and Parent’s Wellbeing
Children need support when it comes to good wellbeing, the same as adults. Here in school mental health and wellbeing is woven into our PHSE planning across the year. we also have regular circle time sessions and it is present in our worship time. In addition to this children have had an assembly once a month on the topic of mental health and wellbeing. We also have two Mental Health First Aid Champions in school who are able to support children individually or in small groups when needed.
There are things you can easily do at home to support a healthy wellbeing:
- In school we talk to children and adults about the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ these are 5 easy steps you can take as a family to encourage a healthy wellbeing and good mental health.
2. You could make a list of things you are good at and what people value in you. keep it in a safe place and look at it when things feel tricky.
3. Practice simple meditation exercises. Find somewhere quiet and take 5 deep breaths. Notice what is around you, the sights, sounds and smells. Try to clear your mind and think about nothing. Focus on your breathing and relax your body. Try this for 5 minutes.
4. Write down what causes you stress. Think of having a cup which gets filled with events and stress which can sometimes overflow. Imagine a tap at the bottom which with good coping strategies can help empty the cup of stress. Write down some coping strategies which you and your child can use when your cup is full.
Sometimes, as a parent you may want to find extra support outside of school. Below are a number of websites which offer resources and advice 24 hours a day.
Their work helps mums and dads to be the best possible parent. It means that children have the best chance in life. The chance for a better childhood than their parents had.
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.