Health and Well-being
Well-being is about feeling good and functioning well.
Looking after our mental health and well-being is very important, especially in this current situation we find ourselves in.
Below are some resources and links to useful websites to look after your child's/children's and your own mental health and well-being alongside some useful resources that may support any children who are feeling a little anxious about Coronavirus or lockdown and the return to school.
Useful resources to help your child with the return to school
School will be re-opening on Monday 8th March 2021 to all pupils following the recent lockdown. To help your child/children and yourselves prepare and manage the return to school there are a range of resources below. The first two resources have been especially designed to support the transition back to school on Monday 8th March.
Click here for a 'Return to School Countdown' put together by the Mental Health Support Team. This resource offers ideas of activities to complete together as well as advice for you as parents/carers.
Click here for a calendar of activities to complete with your child from 25th February - 8th March (one for each day)
In school we will be using the term 'bubble' to explain groups/classes of children. Click here to read a social story "What is a bubble?" to help children understand the term and how it is going to keep us safer in school
Click here for a social story about returning to school that might help children understand some of the changes that will be in place.
Click here for a link which takes you to Parachute Books - a website of a collection of picture books to help children with worries, health issues or new experiences
Click here for wordless stories about returning to school
Click here for a guide about separation anxiety: tips for parents
Click here for a guide on supporting children with anxiety: tools for parents
Click here for a list of additional resources that might help you prepare your child for the return to school - some are activities you can do together
Click here for an activity booklet about identifying and talking about worries and how to cope or manage them.
Click here for the Salvesen Mindroom Centre Back to School Parents' toolkit page
Click here for the Salvesen Mindroom Centre back to school workbook
Nottinghamshire County Council educational psychologists have written a story called 'The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery' which may help some children with their return to school. There are also some follow up activities that might help explore the story further.
Click here to read the story 'The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery'
Click here to have the story read to you and your child
Click here for the follow up activities after reading the story
Mental Health and Well-being Resources and links
You can also download the Calm app onto phones and tablets for more activities.
Click here for a guide about talking to your child about mental health
Click here for the Salvesen Mindroom Centre well-being wheel
Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus
Click here for the British Psychological Society guide to talking to your child about Coronavirus
Mental Health and Well-being Resources Specific to Coronavirus and Lockdown
Resources for Loss, Bereavement and Change