Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School

Wellbeing

During this tough time, we will do everything we can to support your child’s wellbeing.

This booklet has been put together by Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful
information to help you to keep yourself and your family
emotionally healthy at home.

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Mental Health awareness Week is 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.

Week beginning 18th May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Why not try the 7 day kindness challenge. Many of the activities can be adapted for younger children.

Mental Health Awareness Week

 

What are the health benefits  of kindness? Helping others feels  good…

Acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing.  It can encourage us to be more active and can improve our self-esteem. It can make us feel happy too.

It helps to make the world a happier place – one act of kindness can often lead to more!  They have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can boost feelings of confidence and happiness. 

They may also encourage others to repeat the good deeds they’ve experienced themselves!

Being kind doesn’t cost a thing!
 

Place2Be

They have a wealth of resources to support emotional wellbeing. Why not take a look!

This year the theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2020, was – Find your brave…it took place on 3-9 February, however you may still find the the resources useful.

 

Wellbeing Activity Packs

Schools Wellbeing Activity Pack –

Strengthening Wellbeing Together 2020

 

ADHD Foundation Parent Booklets for supporting Anxiety

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Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook

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Self Isolation Psychology Wellbeing Pack –AJClientResource pdf

 

BBC Resources

From Monday 20th April there are BBC Resources to access online through; Newsround and BBC Bitesize. You will find a number of resources to support your child with their Emotional Well-being. Why not have a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

BBC lesson schedule for each year group


Mitchy Titch Yoga

Nicola, from Mitchy Titch Yoga, who comes into school, has kindly shared some excellent wellbeing ideas with us. We would love to see some photographs of your children completing some of these. You can send them to the email addresses on the main home learning page.

 

 

Social Stories to support Emotional Wellbeing from Sheffield NHS

Their website has a wealth of ideas to help you to support your child and help them understand what is happening currently with the Coronavirus.

You can download these social stories and make them with your child. Also take a look at the SEND page on this tab, for additional resources for making social stories to support your child.

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Recommended Resources from The Department of Education:

PE and physical activity for primary children:

 

Boogie Beebies

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

Key stages: early years foundation stage

Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.

Registration: not required

 

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.

Registration: not required

 

Super Movers

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

Registration: not required

 

#ThisIsPE

Website: https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.

Registration: not required

 

Mindfulness Challenge

Each day, try to complete a mindfulness challenge

OLI mindfulness challenges

Everyone needs a calm moment now and again, try these mindfulness colouring pages to help keep calm and focussed.

OLI Mindfulness Colouring

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An idea from The Red Cross; Why not show the power of Acts of Kindness?

Complete this act of kindness calendar then at the end of the week, you can reflect how you have shown your love and care and thoughtfulness for others.

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Below is a booklet of ideas for parents and carers to use with their children.

This booklet will help you with ideas to support your child: showing their care for others by doing random acts of kindness.

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Parent Information websites.

These have been suggested by The Department for Education

 

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Registration: not required

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Registration: not required

 

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.

Registration: not required

 

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality

 

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration: not required

 

NSPCC Learning: Support for Parents

 

Resources to share with parents and carers

 

Depression, anxiety and mental health

The NSPCC has put together advice for parents and carers about how to help children who may be struggling with depression or anxiety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Information includes signs of depression and anxiety and what parents and carers can do to help a child or young person who may be struggling.

> See the NSPCC website for advice on depression, anxiety and mental health

Self-harm

This resource on the main NSPCC website provides information on why children and young people self-harm, how parents and carers can identify signs and how to support children who might be affected.

> Get more information about self-harm on the NSPCC website

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Public Health England (PHE) has released new guidance for parents and carers on how to support the mental health of children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak. Although this is published by PHE the guidance it provides might be helpful for people living in other nations. Information includes:

> Share the new guidance with parents and carers

Got a question?

Our team of information specialists are on hand to find the answers to your questions.

Contact us

 

Resources for children and young people

Childline have a variety of resources on their website that children and young people can access. They also provide free confidential support through online chat, phone or email where young people can speak to counsellors about any concerns or issues.

Worries about the world: coronavirus

Childline has a dedicated coronavirus page which provides:

  • information about coronavirus using age-appropriate language
  • tips on how to cope during social distancing measures
  • advice on how to cope with anxiety
  • details of where children can go for help and support.

> Share this with children and young people you work or volunteer with

Dealing with loss and bereavement

Helpful information and advice on loss and bereavement such as:

  • how to cope when someone dies
  • the range of emotions children may feel
  • saying goodbye
  • and who to talk to.

> Advice for children who may be dealing with loss and bereavement

Saying goodbye to friends or school

Information on saying goodbye to friends or school for children who have suddenly had to finish early due to coronavirus.

> Advice for children who finished school early

Coping if you feel unsafe at home

Explores what children can do if they’re feeling unsafe at home or are experiencing abuse during school closures and social distancing.

> Share this with any child who feels unsafe at home

Exam results

Guidance on how to deal with worrying about results as many exams have been cancelled this year due to coronavirus or results may be based on work throughout the year. Includes next steps after receiving results and telling parents about results.

> Advice and reassurance for young people about exam results

Online tools

Childline’s provides online tools that children and young people may find helpful:

 

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