Mental Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to our Mental Health and Wellbeing page!

This page is here to support both staff, parents and children with maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing. Looking after ourselves during these difficult times is paramount. Please look at the various resources listed below for support with mental health and wellbeing. I hope you find them useful. 

Mrs Catchpole

Parentline offers advice and support in a range of issues such as weaning, sleep and emotional health. You can also find out how to access other local services.

ChatHealth: for young people aged 11-19 TEXT 07507 331450

ChatHealth is a similar service for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues or make an appointment with a school nurse. Young people can also find out how to access other local services including emotional support or sexual health services.

Loss and Bereavement support for children

If you have a child, or know of a child, who has suffered the loss of a parent or loved one, signpost them to Winston’s Wish which is a charity who support children with this. They have a huge array of resources and information to help families and children during this difficult time.

https://www.winstonswish.org

 

Coronavirus

Here is a toolkit of ideas to support with dealing with the effects of coronavirus, these include boredom, anger, loneliness and sleep disturbance.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2035/coronavirus-dealing-with-effects-toolkit-5.pdf

Mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety during the pandemic.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2025/coronavirus-anxiety-toolkit.pdf

Emotional Wellbeing:

Here are some tools to help manage emotions.

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/tools-for-managing-emotions

This simple activity below will show children how to reframe their thinking around a negative situation, and look for positive ways to view the situation.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2214/rebuild-and-recover-reframing-thoughts.pdf

Developing resilience will help children deal with difficult situations and challenges. This resource teaches children about resilience and the steps they may need to take to achieve their goals. Click on the link below:

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2046/resilience-ladder.pdf

Staff Wellbeing: This post by the Mental Health Foundation provides advice on how teachers can look after their own mental health when schools resume face-to-face teaching.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown/looking-after-mental-health-for-teachers

This is a message from The Duchess of Cambridge about Children’s Mental Health Week.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a35373891/kate-middleton-selfie-video-childrens-mental-health-week-instagram/