Mental Health & Wellbeing
During this time while children and parents are at home, working and learning in a new way, there is a need to keep an eye on our welfare and mental wellbeing. This page will provide guidance and links to online resources to help.
This is from Life Education and is a great way to support your child’s emotional health. It takes the form of a daily diary from Harold giving the children little challenges:
The Dorset School Nursing Team has a webpage with a wealth of information on many different topics and ways of contacting them - https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/school-nursing
During school time, School nurses visit to carry out a number of health checks at different times during a child's time at schhol. They also hold periodic drop-in sessions, which we will advise you about.
Dorset Mind - https://dorsetmind.uk/help-and-support/
Change4Life - Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families, helping families with fun ideas to help kids stay healthy, whether with easy recipes for busy weeknights, great sugar swaps, Disney-inspired games to get kids moving or help in understanding food labels - https://www.nhs.uk/change4life
The NHS Eat Well webpage provides guidance and ideas for us all to keep our physical and mental helath good from eating well - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/