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Horton Grange Primary School

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Wellbeing and Mental Health

Wellbeing & Mental Health

At Horton Grange we recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing.

We support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:

Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible.

This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.

Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions.

Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.

 

Useful Links for parents and carers

Coram Life Education

Advice on keeping children happy and safe (including during school closures).

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Bradford District Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

The main support provided in the booklet includes:

  • Self-isolation and Coronavirus guidance including the tier system
  • Mental health, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss and crisis
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Support for those caring for other people
  • Domestic abuse
  • Your local NHS, including how this is operating at this time
  • Food and fuel poverty
  • Finances and bill support
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Self-employed income support scheme
  • Furlough scheme and business grants

British Psychological Society (BPS)

This website gives advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Time to Change

A campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.

Childline

If required, call 0800 1111 to get help and advice about a wide range of issues or to talk to a counsellor online.

Childline Calm Zone

For breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Childline Kids

The content on this website is targeted for children under 12 years old.

Eating Healthily

This website gives ideas and easy ways to eat well and move more.

Every Mind Matters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support new Every Mind Matters advice for looking after mental wellbeing

Go Noodle

Movement and mindfulness videos

Healthy Minds

Mental health and wellbeing resources and services for children and young people in Bradford district and Craven

Meditation

Links to free online guided meditations

MindEd

An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network

This includes advice on supporting grieving children (with particular advice on during the coronavirus outbreak)

Winstons Wish

Guidance on talking to bereaved children about coronavirus and suggestions on how to tell a child that someone has passed away.

Think Ninja

Think Ninja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.

Wellbeing Journal for Kids  

Outside the Box has produced a free activity journal to help children to enhance their mental wellbeing through a range of activities

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.