The five ways to wellbeing
Sheen Mount is proud to be part of a joint project with a cluster group of schools and the NHS to provide additional mental-health support to pupils, staff and parents at the school.
As part of the Trailblazer Initiative we are able to offer online resources and small group sessions for pupils and workshops for staff and parents.
The Richmond-upon-Thames Emotional Health Service slides on the transition back to school post COVID-19 (narrated slides - to be watched using powerpoint):
Understanding and managing child anxiety and worry: Anxiety and Worry
Deep breathing exercises for children: https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids
Workshops for parents and staff
Parents should keep an eye on the School's newsletter for details of this offer.
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:
- Every Mind Matters
- Public Health England
- Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network
- Youth Sport Trust and Sport England
- Young Minds
- Think Ninja
- Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub
- Anna Freud Centre (see below)
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 4
Anna Freud Centre
The Anna Freud Centre have prepared excellent resources for self-care over the summer holidays to help children, young people and their parents/carers.
Since the lockdown started back in March 2020, the impact on mental health and wellbeing for all has been significant. Vulnerable children and young people would need all the help they could get to come back to education in September with a sense of wellbeing. This resource is easily accessible and there is a crises contact line families could use.