Well-being and Emotional Support

It is natural to feel concerned during unsettling times. We advise that you continue to reduce any anxieties that your child may experience in these exceptional circumstances. In order to support their well-being, we offer some of the following suggestions: 

Throughout this page, you will find some useful resources to help ease and manage worries that your child may have. 

Weekly Affirmation and Meditation

Affirmations are a great way to reaffirm positive thoughts. The affirmation should be said regularly throughout the week for the child to internalise the positive message.

This week's affirmation is:

Every Wednesday, you will find an new meditation written and recorded by Miss Hawthorne. Please follow the link to access the recording. 

10.02.21 This week, we would like you to click here for a yoga session!

03.02.21 For a peaceful visualisation, click here for 'Forest Calm'

26.01.21 For a meditation to help manage little worries, click here for 'Worry Bubbles' - Please encourage your child to also talk about their worries.

20.01.21 For a calming visualisation, click here for 'Misty Mountain'

13.01.21 For calm and relaxation, click here for 'Warm Glow'

06.01.21 For relaxation and focus, click here for 'Monster Squeeze'

 

01.02.21 Children's Mental Health Week 2021 

Relax kids, have produced a free resource pack for families linked to the theme of 'Express yourself'. To download these, click on the links below. 

Express yourself cards 

Express yourself activities

Click here for a RelaxKids relaxation video entitled, 'The Snow Queen'

Draw your feeling actvity for Mental Health Week 

The squiggles game 

Further activities and resources from Place2Be click here

 

 

Story Books

Pleae click on the book below for a story about returning to school (please skip the first 2 pages).

 

Please click on the books below for fantastic stories to share with your child which helps to explain concepts such as social distancing and also the importance of staying at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional well being and support is crucial during these unprecedented times.

Thrive have created two well-being kits for children aged 4-7 and 5-11. These are filled with a range of actvities to support emotional health and well being. 

Toolkit for children up to the age of 7 

Toolkit for children up to the age of 11

During lockdown 1, the Thrive team put together a series of weekly activities to support children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. These are excellent activities to do as a family both in and outside the home. We have decided to keep these on our remote learning section as a useful resource to support with well-being and mental health.

Week 1 

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 2

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 3 

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 4

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 5

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 6

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 7

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 8

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

Week 9

For KS1 activities click here. 

For KS2 activities click here.

 

Helpful Websites

We have included a list of helpful websites that may be useful during these times.  Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact our school nurse, Michelle Hanrahan, on 01562 514555 if needed or email the generic school health nurses at: whcnhs.startingwellpublichealthnursingwf@nhs.net

 

http://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/ 

Twitter account -  @SN_Kidd

 

 https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/

 

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/

 

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/children-s-mental-health/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=grant-ppc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImeWDyLWk6AIVGYbVCh1KWA8hEAAYAyAAEgIhVvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

 

Please see link below for children and young people relating to Covid-19 pandemic.

www.people.nhs.uk/uncategorized/communicating-with-children-about-covid-19/

 

ACAMH have produced a podcast to help parents with children who are autistic please click on the link below to listen to the podcast.

https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/#163961_20200402035654

 

Please click here for more information on the Here2Help service from Worcestershire County Council.

Relax Kids have created a free Calm Pack for kids.  Please find the link below:

www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack

 

Rockpool - Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally (SPACE)

Rockpool have produced five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children's and adult's emotional behaviour (click the factsheet): ​

 Factsheet 1: Being Safe 

 Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected 

 Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience 

 Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment 

 Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships 

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The Rockpool website is here: https://rockpool.life/