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.

Promoting Mental Health in school and at home

We use the Anna Freud Centre's 'Talking Mental Health' in school. The video to start your own conversations at home is here...

                                                             

Please find the 'Talking Mental Health' Parent Leaflet below or in the School's Reception area.

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

 

Parent Talk - Supporting parentsAction for Children charity have a website dedicated to supporting parents and carers through all things parenting! Find answers to parenting questions in the advice articles. Or talk to a parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing. there's advice on behaviour, stages of development, mental health and much more. To access all of this, visit the Parent Talk website.

Supporting Bereaved ChildrenWinston's Wish is a charity that supports bereaved children and families as well as the professionals who support them. Approximately 1 in 29 children will be bereaved of a parent and many children require support in school to help deal with their loss. Winston's Wish provide free online bereavement training courses to help teachers understand how grief affects a child or young person and how you can help them cope with their grief. For more information go to Online bereavement training for schools | Winston's Wish (winstonswish.org)

 

Parents in ConflictAll parents and carers sometimes argue with one another but there are times when the conflict rises to a level that becomes unhealthy for the family. there are many reasons for conflict between parents or carers such as financial issues, anxieties around Covid or other traumas. The Anna Freud Centre provide advice and guidance for any parents who are struggling with conflict or going through a separation. The website provide strategies and options for support. 

 

Helping to Keep Children Safe OnlineWith constant access to the internet at home, at school and on mobile phones, it can be hard to know what your child is accessing and viewing and how to keep them safe. Internetmatters.org is a website dedicated to helping parents and professionals keep children safe online. There is advice on how to talk about internet safety, how to set controls and even guides to the most popular apps and games and that your child or young person uses.

 

 

 

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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