Mental Well-being

On this page you will find a range of documents, links and information to help you and your family cope during these difficult, strange and uncertain times

***Thursday 18th June - 11am - Duchess of Cambridge to lead an online assembly on mental well-being among children***

Tomorrow ( Thursday 18th June) the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she will speak about the importance of mental well-being among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform. This platform was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

The Mentally Healthy Schools platform can be accessed here:

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11am on Thursday 18 June and can be accessed here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown

During the Covid-19 lockdown, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines. But just as doing exercise improves physical health, you and your child can do activities to boost their mental health.

The 'Partnership for Children' Website will help your child find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and reactions to the Covid-19 situation. 
 
The Activities:

  • Take around 10 minutes to complete & can be downloaded or done with pen & paper
  • Cover the following themes: Feelings, staying connected, dealing with change, getting along, dealing with worries and relaxing
  • Designed for children aged five to nine but can be adapted for younger or older children
  • Include instructions for adults to complete the activities with children

***VISIT THE "PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN" WEBSITE FOR IDEAS TO HELP BOOST YOUR CHILD'S MENTAL HEALTH***

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-for-parents.html