During this time while children and parents are navigating their way through the challenging times of Covid-19, 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.
Childrens Mental Health Week – 7th – 13th February 2022 – our assemblies have focused on supporting our well-being which the school takes very seriously. The theme this is year is ‘Growing together” and the importance of emotional health alongside growing physically. The ‘Place2be’ charity put all the resources together and the assemblies included messages from TV personalities and other celebrities.
Up to date information and help for families from Dorset Council – HERE including financial help, health & wellbeing, relationship help and support for vistims of domestic abuse.
This is from Life Education and is a great way to support your child’s emotional health. We included this link to Harold’s Daily Diary during lockdown and phased return but you may find other helpful resources on their site:
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 school. They also hold periodic drop-in sessions, which we will advise you about.
The NHS ‘Every Mind Matters’ web pages have some very useful tips for supporting our children and young people – use this LINK to go straight to their webpage.
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/