Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Transition

This time of year can see anxieties raise in parents and children with the apprehension over changing classes. This year is particularly difficult with Covid regulations meaning that we are not able to run the usual transition activities. I am providing whole class transition support to years 3 and 6 and teachers will be running activities to support children as much as possible.

Please find below some useful information about supporting your child at home and a lovely booklet of summer holiday activities.

If you would like paper copie of any of these please contact me before the end of term.

Rebecca Hull

r.hull@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk

mobile: 07572 483197

Supporting your child with transition 

Year 6 Transition Booklet

Summer Holiday Activities BookletSummer Holiday Activities Booklet

 

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Mental Health and Well-being

 

Looking after our mental health and well-being is vitally important to help us live happy and fulfilling lives. The current situation can put extra stress on our mental health and has highlighted the importance of looking after the mental health of ourselves and our children.

Many of the ways to improve are mental health are simple:

Talk to people about how you are feeling.

Give yourself goals and treats.

Be kind to yourself – make time for something you enjoy every day. Even if just a quiet hot drink, some knitting, reading or a walk.

Use strategies to calm when feeling stressed.

If you have any concerns or need some support for yourself or your children please contact Mrs Hull:

 

 

The 5 Pillars of Well-Being

By making sure we fulfill some of these every day we can maintain a good state of well-being.

*Connect with others

* Be Active.

* Take notice (gratitude)

* Keep learning.

* Giving. 

 

Useful resources:

 

Government Advice on looking after the Mental Health and well-being of our young people

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Latest MHST Newsletter

 

NHS Family Well-being pack

https://www.ps-connect.cloud/a/?a=ihs8f&b=119543675

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk

www.nhs.uk/mental/wellbeing

 

Emotional Support resources for children:

 

Good Days in Unusual Times Book

ELSA Activity for this week

 Make your Own Self-Soothe Box

My Class is Self-Isolating Activity Book

I am Self-Isolating Workbook

Lockdown Journal

Outdoor Learning Ideas

What’s Going On? – A Covid story by local author Clare Shaw