Wellbeing

 

Here at Cranborne, we believe passionately in the value of children learning how to support positive mental health.  We want them to understand that times can be challenging in all our lives, but that we can do something about it! 

Support for wellbeing and positive mental health education is woven throughout our PSHE provision – as well as in assemblies, special events such as mental health awareness week and more. We are aware that times are very strange right now and this can be unsettling for our children. Below are just some of the ways that we help our children to understand more about wellbeing and mental health and help them during this time, and always. 

What is Mental Health?

It can be hard for our young people to really understand what is meant by Mental Health and Wellbeing.  Here are some nice clips to help them understand.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIDKZHW3-E&safe=active

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrjevx3-Js&safe=active

 

We Care!

We are all going through a difficult time, and your well being is so important to us. Below are a few things you can do to keep yourself feeling positive.

Gratitude 

Each day find three things you are grateful for.

 

Mindfulness

Take time out each day to be present in the now.

 

Top Tips for looking after our Wellbeing

Stay connected with us. (Email your teachers, we look forward to hearing from you)

Talk about your worries to family members or teachers. We are all here to listen.

Look after your body. (Eat well, exercise and sleep well)

Manage your feelings and take time to relax. (You could do some mindfulness activities or yoga)

Carry on doing things you enjoy! (At home e.g. reading, gardening or cooking with adult support, dancing to your favourite music)

Keep your mind active. (Jigsaws, word searches or crosswords can help)

 

Some Resources to Help our Mental Wellbeing

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CAMHS Coronavirus Resources

 

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus

Understanding the Changes we are Facing

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Links to Support Resources 

 

1.  Supporting Parents and Carers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnANLAcpRZ4&feature=youtu.be

 

2.  Some Self Care Activities 

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

 

3. Tips for if you're worried about the Coronavirus 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51887051

 

4.  How to cope with not going to school

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51656718

 

5.  Coronavirus and your Wellbeing 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse842d2

 

6.  Understading Anxiety