Mental health and well-being
The emotional well-being of our school community is of greatest importance to us. National lockdown is a challenging time for everyone and we must work together to ensure we are all supported.
If you are worried about your child’s emotional well-being or mental health, please contact Miss Rennison, Assistant Head for special educational needs, Mrs Gaskarth, Nurture lead teacher or Mr Kumar, Pastoral and parent support advisor.
If your child accesses therapy sessions in school, sessions will continue and be delivered remotely. Your child’s therapist will be in touch to make arrangements.
Children’s mental health week begins 1st February 2021. Look out on Seesaw and Twitter for lessons and activities celebrating such an important week.
Resources to support emotional well-being at home:
Below are some resources you could use with your child, to help explain about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Self Care Kit Covid 19
Underdogg and the indoor Adventure 1
Below are useful guidance documents for parents and carers to help support children’s emotional well-being during lockdown.
Healthy Minds Advice for Parents and Carers
Young Minds advice for Parents and Carers
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers. Topics include: talking to a child worried about coronavirus, lockdown and separated parents and how to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
If you would like a printed copy of the above resources, please contact school. This can be collected or dropped to you if you are isolating.