Emotional Health and Wellbeing
At Newfield Park Primary School, we aim the promote mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children's mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school career and some face significant life events.
With Covid-19 and the second national lockdown, we are aware, more than ever, of a new set of challenges for children to cope with such as loneliness and isolation. Throughout this period, Newfield Park has aimed to support pupils who are finding this time in their lives hard, through a range of interventions. This may include 'mindfulness' activities, Local and National Emotional Health and Well Being initiatives or more 'bespoke' support with Learning Mentors.
Detailed below are websites which may provide guidance and support for parents on a range of Emotional Health and Well Being issues.
For support on specific mental health needs:
Anxiety uk www.anxietyuk.org.uk
OCD UK www.ocduk.org
Depression Alliance www.depressionalliance.org
Suicidal thoughts prevention of young suicide uk - Papyrus www.papyrus-uk.org
For general information and support:
www.youngminds.org.uk Champions young people's mental health and wellbeing
www.mind.org.uk Advice and support on mental health problems
www.time-to-change.org.uk Tackles the stigma of mental health
www.rethink.org Challenges attitudes towards mental health