Your child's wellbeing
Children’s mental health and well-being has been in the news quite frequently over the last few months. With a range of issues surrounding social media, self-esteem, social mobility and diet among many others, it is clear that there is a nationwide concern emerging around children’s mental health - with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now heavily involved with Place2Be.
What’s also apparent is that this issue is not specific to any particular age group, with children in primary schools, secondary schools and further education being affected. Here at Outwoods we recognise that at different times and for different reasons things may be ‘tough’ for children. We have invested time and resources into training all of our staff on trauma and attachment issues and we are an 'Attachment Aware' school. We have also adopted the ‘Thrive Approach’ throughout school.
We are always trying to think of new ways to support children’s mental health and the worries they may have, whether it be yoga, gardening club, nurture groups, breakfast club, early help assessments , liaising with parents/carers or simply providing time out for a child to speak to one of our Learning Mentors or a member of staff.
Here are a few websites that may be useful to you and your child:
BBC Primary Mental Health film https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05c3byd?mc_cid=1623fa4fd3&mc_eid=705b48adec
5 ways to wellbeing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF7Ou43Vj6c
3 ways to calm things down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IQXA3SjIk4&feature=youtu.be
Positive affirmations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENiYtTuJgrU&feature=youtu.be