Mental Health & Wellbeing

 "Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." World Health Organisation.

At Buglawton, everyone's mental health & wellbeing is important...

As part of our curriculum, Buglawton Primary School explores activities, discussions, and discrete lessons that encourage pupils and staff to consider their own mental health and wellbeing and how we can all look after ourselves.

In March 2021, we launched myHappymind as a programme in school for pupils to engage with to learn more about their brains and own emotional wellbeing.  To further support this, parents were invited to look at the app so that they could discuss the topics and ideas at home. It was a great success and we are continuing with myHappymind across the school this term.

The designated lead for Wellbeing is Mrs Murray.  

If you have conerns about your child's wellbeing, please do not hesitate to talk to their class teacher in the first instance.                                                                  Appointments can be made either via the office or directly with the teacher at drop off and pick up times.

Mrs Murray can be contacted directly via email and is in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

s.murray@buglawton.cheshire.sch.uk

Further information can be found in the school Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy below.

Wellbeing Activities below

Have a look at the activities at the bottom of the page that you could complete with your child.

Recommended Websites:

NSPCC

www.happymaps.co.uk

HappyMaps website is a single hub of reliable, up-to-date and professional advice on mental health problems in children and young people. It covers many common problems including anxiety, self-harm, tics, gender dysphoria, ADHD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and much more. It also has a pre-school section for issues such as sleep, behaviour, and fussy eating.

Recommended Videos:

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The latest News from The Cheshire Mental Health Support Team

 

Welcome back to our Cheshire Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) newsletter. This is our regular update from the local team supporting Cheshire schools and colleges with all things mental wellbeing.

We'd really appreciate you sharing this with your young people, families and wider networks.

If you have any feedback about the newsletter feel free to contact us via cwp.adminmhst@nhs.net

 

 

At CWP, we are also making a pledge to conduct an event in February 2022 which recognises and celebrates Children’s Mental Health Week. If you would like to be involved in these upcoming activities, please email us at cwp.camhstalk@nhs.net

 

MindSafe

MindSafe is an evidence-based digital support tool, helping schools to promote the mental wellbeing of pupils aged 6-18. It allows schools to identify the support needed, by working around the 5 R’s (relationships, recognition, reflection, regulation and resilience).

It also supports pupils to recognise their own needs, better understand their feelings and to reach out for help by using mood tracking and journaling. For more information, click here.  


 

 

Food for Mood

As we start back at school and start up our routine of learning once again, it is important to consider how you fuel your body to get the best from yourself.

The British Dietician Association has a downloadable resource full of information regarding which foods are best to improve mood, energy levels and brain power. So, if you're feeling low or lethargic maybe consider your diet as part of a whole body approach to wellbeing.

 

Bouncing Back to Class

As part of their Live Lessons, the BBC have produced a wellbeing-themed lesson in association with the Premier League. This video, Wellbeing: Bouncing Back to Class, is about getting back to school and looking toward the future. It offers some fun activities to encourage resilience and positive wellbeing. The session covers some genuine worries that children have faced over the last year and has useful links to the curriculum for both key stage 1 and 2.  

 

MyMind website and social media

For more information about your local CAMHS service and access to a range of other resources about mental health please click on this link mymind.org.uk
Our youtube channel and mymind Twitter feed can also be accessed by clicking on the icons at the bottom of this newsletter. 

 

 

 

 

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