On this page you will find wellbeing and metal health tips as well as physical health and exercise ideas. We have updated for Christmas!
Please click through to the link to view all the settings that will be offering free meals during the school holidays.
At this time of year, we want to remind families about our Parenting Smart site which provides a number of resources for parents and carers of 4-11 year olds. Feel free to check out our latest articles on anxiety, resilience in children and the importance of boundaries.
Check out Place2Be’s page explaining how they use art to support mental health.
At Place2Be we believe that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. Our Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. During the lockdown period, the team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers.
The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together. Each project offers space to explore an engaging theme through stories, art and conversation. The activities provided can be adapted to a range of settings with children of different abilities and ages.
The aim of these projects is to encourage children to create something they want to make. We hope their creativity can be celebrated and social and emotional wellbeing strengthened through this process.
Read this article explaining how you can support your child’s mental health
MindUp – a page created to help bring mindful, positive and happy moments into your home.
Good Thinking – Is an app part developed by the NHS
Emerging Minds – support children and young people with their worries and anxiety
Calm Zone – There are lots of way to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Yes Futures – Our Finding Futures and Rising Futures programmes are designed to empower our students to reach their full potential. By boosting self-awareness, confidence, resilience and communication skills, we support students to be successful both in and outside the classroom and feel prepared for their future.
Minded for Families – When mental health problems push your child’s life off track, your worries can get so huge. It can be difficult to think and do anything different. This section shares ideas to help you accept and understand your child’s problems.
NSPCC – Find out what they do and how they can help.
Home Start – Babies, Parents and Covid19