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Wellbeing

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Wisborough Green School knows 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.

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

Wellbeing Worries 

We have introduced a virtual ‘talk box’ for children working remotely at home, to replace our in-school ‘time to talk’ box. Please let your child(ren) know that they can message talk@wisboroughgreenschool.org.uk if they have any worries or concerns about their schoolwork or if they are missing their friends or feeling lonely. 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. If the worries are about technical issues or are work related, we should be able to solve these fairly quickly. These emails will be sent directly to Miss Greenway, our SENDCo/ Wellbeing Lead and Mrs Butcher-Collier, our Learning Mentor, and will be entirely confidential.

General Wellbeing resources
Ollee https://app.ollee.org.uk/#/welcome
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 the 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/
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.

Mental health and wellbeing

The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:

Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • texting SHOUT to 85258
  • calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994

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/
Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network

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://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/body-image/  

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