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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please scroll down to find a range of links and reources which may be of use to you and your families.

Five ways to wellbeing

The following resources are for yourselves and your family to access at any time. They follow the 'Five ways to well-being' outlined on the poster below.

This link will take you to a set of wellbeing postcards.

This link will take you to the full self-help booklet and information.

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Self Soothing

Please click on the picture to download a copy of this 'Self Soothe' strategy.

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Buddy Breathing

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5 senses grounding

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Talking about 'scary' news

A resource for helping you talk to your children about 'scary' news.

Self -care

Please use this link to access a self help, self-care pack for you and your children.

Stress Bucket

Please click on the picture to download a copy of this 'Stress Bucket' for yourselves to use at home.

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Managing Feelings stories

Please click here to access stories read by members of staff to help your child manage their feelings and emotions. 

Emotions Pyramid

Please click on the image to download a copy of the 'Young Minds' pyramid. It gives examples of prompts you can use to start conversations and to talk about feelings.

3 Good Things

Please click on the picture to download a copy of this '3 Good Things' Chart for yourselves at home.

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Games to play together

We have a selection of new activities for you to try together. 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Extra resources for you this week, to support children's mental health, including the link to the 'Place2Be' website which has a lot of really useful information for you. This years theme is 'Express Yourself'.

Woody has joined in with this challenge - use his 'Message from Woody' tab to find out how he expresses himself.

Use this link to take you to the 'Young Minds' website for a tool to find out how you can support your child's mental health during the pandemic.

We also have a message from a parent at school who is happy to share her own experiences of supporting her child through these challenging times we find ourselves in at the moment. Please click the image below.

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Childline has a Toolbox section on its website that has games, advice and videos to help children to manage their emotions. There is also a Calm Zone for when children are feeling anxious and overwhelmed:

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/ 

The Kent Resilience Hub support 10-16 year olds to cope better with the pressures of everyday life Their website contains a resource that helps young people, parents and carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and  resilience.

https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/

Please feel free to access the following to support yourselves and your families.

Worries and anxieties - please click here.

Coronavirus, dealing with the effects of lockdown - please click here

Pandemics and the coronavirus - information and pictures - please click here

This site has been recommended to us for families - During this stressful and cooped-up time, don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these tips, backed by science for Families Under Pressure.

https://maudsleycharity.org/familiesunderpressure/

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