Health and Wellbeing

At St Julie's Catholic Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, their families and our staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional and emotional support. We take the view that postive mental health is everybody's business and that we all have a role to play.

Our mental wellbeing is very important during these difficult and uncertain times. During times of isolation we need to ensure that we look after our wellbeing. Below are ideas, suggestions and websites to support you and your family

http://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

As, we find ourselves at the start of another national lockdown, it is again, really important to continue to look after our mental health and well-being. Hopefully this will be the last lockdown and as the year progresses fingers crossed, we will have some kind of normality in our lives

Below are some ways to stay mentally healthy from CBBC'S Newsround and BBC'S 'Own It'

Well being support from CBBC Newsround

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51896156

Stay Happy at Home - BBC Own It

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/stayhappy-home

Structure Your Day 

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/take-control/structure-at-home?collections=stayhappy-home

Mental Health Week 1st February - 7th February

The theme of this year's Childrens Mental Health Week is - Express Yourself

Expressing yourself is about  finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

There is an assembly which will be available to all schools and families at 9am on Monday 1st February - and will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children's Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson.

As the majority of pupils are now at home, the assembly will povide an easy way to bring the nation's children togther (virtually) with a positive message about the power of creative self-expression. Famous faces and contributors will also be taking part in live lessons

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/children-s-mental-health-week-assembly-with-bafta-kids-and-oak-national-academy/

I have uploaded a Mental Health Week Calendar and some activities that you might like to try during this week

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