Well-being and Mindfulness

Mojo

At Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School, we are committed to promoting and protecting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of not only our pupils, but our parents and staff too. This commitment has been evidenced by the recognition that we received when we achieved our ‘Wellbeing Award’.

Our vision statement: ‘Love, Laughter, Learning’ totally captures our fundamental wish that our children are happy learners, whose skills, academic or not, are valued and nurtured.

Current research suggests that Mindfulness – a strategy of practising emotional wellbeing – helps children to thrive at school by reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Therefore, with the help of Mojo, our Mindfulness Mascot, Mindfulness is taught daily in the form of short 10 minute sessions. Each day covers a different aspect of Mindfulness: Mediation Monday, Take a Breath Tuesday, Wake Up Your Body Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Get That Friday Feeling!

By teaching our children the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing, we hope to create learners that are relaxed, happy and equipped with strategies to manage the challenges of day-to-day life and learning!

 

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

At Wrockwardine Wood CE Junior School, we are committed to protecting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our children. While we support all of our pupils with their emotional and mental health needs, we understand that this is something that parents are keen to learn more about too. Here is a list of trusted organisations that offer advice and support with emotional wellbeing and mental health:

Childline is a free, confidential helpline for children – 0800 1111. They also provide online support – www.childline.org.uk

Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25, who need help, but don’t know where to turn. The helpline number is 0808 808 4994. Go to the website for more information and other ways to access their services – www.getconnected.org.uk

The Kooth website provides free online access to counsellors – www.kooth.com Papyrus, is a charity that aims to prevent young suicides – www.papyrus-uk.org

They have a helpline for young people at risk of suicide or for people worried about a young person at risk of suicide called HOPELineUK – 0800 068 41 41

Relate provide local counselling services for all ages, including young people – www.relate.org.uk

They also have an online emotional support and advice resource called IRelate – www.irelate.org.uk  where you can find information and access an online counsellor.

YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline is a free, confidential helpline is for any adult who is concerned about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline number is 0808 802 5544. Go to their website for further information – www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline

Youth Health Talk provides advice and support on mental health issues, which is from young people for young people – www.healthtalkonline.org/young-peoples-experiences

The Youth Wellbeing Directory is a database of services that help support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing – www.youthwellbeingdirectory.co.uk

Parent focus group:

We have canvassed opinions and from these, adapted our practice. Please don’t hesitate to call in or speak to us if there is ANYTHING you can think of that we can do to improve what we offer in this field.

Parent Focus Group Feedback

What can we do to support you and your child already within school?

we are proud of the staff we have in school and hope that all of us could offer support and help where needed. There are certain members of staff who have specific skills and training and this link will hopefully lead you to a possible source of help:

In-school support

 

Thanks so much to the parents who have suggested changes and ideas for our work in the field of well-being. Attached is a link to the plan that we have produced with you…

Summary of SIP for parents