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Wellbeing

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:

www.place2be.org.uk

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

The children society https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault

 

 

'"This is a good school." "All pupils...are well supported and make good progress from their starting points." ’Ofsted 2017
'"There is a pleasant and calm atmosphere in the school." "Pupils feel safe at school, they trust adults and know there is always someone to turn to if they need help." ’Ofsted 2017
'"Pupils enjoy their school life, especially the opportunities they have to learn through a variety of activities." "Pupils readily engage in activities and develop their curiosity and an appetite for learning ’Ofsted 2017