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At Wisborough Green School, we know that if our staff, parents and children have a sense of wellbeing then we all learn and grow better. We strive to help develop children’s wellbeing during our lessons, assemblies and curriculum.

We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

If you have ANY concerns about your child’s wellbeing, please contact Miss Arwenna Greenway, our school Wellbeing Lead on: sen@wisboroughgreenschool.org.uk or make an appointment at the school office.

At our school we:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support – To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all.

Additional support – For those who may have short-term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.

Targeted support – For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as Play Based Therapy.

Wellbeing Worries

We have introduced a virtual ‘talk box’. Children can  message talk@wisboroughgreenschool.org.uk if they have any worries or concerns. Obviously, we want them to share any concerns with you, as their parents or carers, but sometimes it can help to talk to someone else.  These emails will be sent directly to Miss Greenway, our SENDCo/ Wellbeing Lead and Mrs Butcher-Collier, our Learning Mentor.

Staff Wellbeing

We have a staff Wellbeing Committee that meets every half term to make sure our staff wellbeing is being addressed. It includes members of all areas of staff. We know as a school that good staff wellbeing is essential for cultivating a mentally healthy school, for retaining and motivating staff and for promoting pupil wellbeing and attainment.

Resources

These resources are not an unending list but just a start of pinpointing some things that might help. We do not have any affiliation with these resources and do not hold any responsibility for their content. We have tried to keep these resources as up to date and relevant as we can. Feel free to contact us if you feel that we have missed any good resources or if there are areas that you are passionate about that we haven’t included.

Note to parents. Whilst many of these resources are designed for children, please visit these websites yourself before you show them to your children. This way you will make sure that all the content is appropriate for your child.

Please contact Miss Arwenna Greenway, our Wellbeing Lead, if you would like any help: sen@wisboroughgreenschool.org.uk

National helplines for adults and children

Childline
A place a child or young person can talk to someone about something they are worried about. They can do this online or over the phone. (call 08001111)

NSPCC 
This charity works against child abuse - a helpline is available for parents or other adults concerned about a child (0808 802 5544).

The Samaritans 
A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress.  (call 116 123)

Young Minds Parentline                                                                                         
Offers information and advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under the age of 25. (call 0808 802 5544)

General Wellbeing resources

The Mindful Garden app: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/go-explore-app-your-mindful-garden

Calm app: https://www.calm.com/breathe

Headspace app: https://www.headspace.com/

Resiliance ladder: https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/resilience-ladder?pdf=coronavirus-toolkit-6-resilience

Managing Emotions: https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/tools-for-managing-emotions?pdf=coronavirus-toolkit-6-resilience

Premier League Primary Stars Resiliance pack: https://plprimarystars.com/resources/resilience

NHS Mental Wellbeing audio guides: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/

Gratitude walk: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/gratitude-walk/

Covid related anxiety

Covid anxiety ideas: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2025/coronavirus-anxiety-toolkit.pdf

Nurse Dotty- Dave he dog is worried about coronavirus: https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf

Isolation diary: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/isolation-diary-booklet-for-children/

Back to school story: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/back-to-school-after-coronavirus-story/

Anxiety

Top tips for supporting children with anxiety: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/#custom-2column-share-shelf

Childmind Org advise and tips: https://childmind.org/topics/concerns/anxiety/

Worry wobbles activity book: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/downloads/worry-wobbles-workbook-ks1-item-395/

Breathing exercise wheels: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/breathing-exercise-wheels/

Anxiety Thermometer: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/anxiety-thermometer/ 

Bereavement and Loss

Winston’s wish: https://www.winstonswish.org/supporting-you/supporting-a-bereaved-child/

NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/children-and-bereavement/

Friends and Bullying

Young minds advise: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/bullying/

Children’s Society: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-10/friendship-guide-for-young-people_0.pdf

Support for parents: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-make-friends-at-primary-school

School

NHS Anxiety website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/anxiety-in-children/

Parents guide to managing anxiety in school: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/dualwa-anxiety-in-primary-school

Eating and Body Image

Children’s Society advice on promoting body image: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/well-being/resources/body-image

Young minds advice: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/body-image

Sleep

Healthy sleep tips from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/

Sleep hygiene: https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/medical-information/procedures-and-treatments/sleep-hygiene-children

Sleepy Mobile activity: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/sleepy-mobile/

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