Health and Wellbeing


At Church of the Ascension, we believe that mental health is everybody’s responsibility – children, parents, staff and governors all need to work together to achieve a mentally healthy school.   In the middle of the current crisis, we are aware that keeping healthy and maintaining a good level of mental well being has never been more important.

Here, we are collecting links and documents that you may find useful over the next few weeks and beyond.

If you have any thoughts, ideas or links you would like to share, then please email Mr Bradley:

cbradley@chur-ascen.dudley.sch.uk

Government guidance

NHS Every Mind Matters

NHS Covid-19 and children advice

Government guidance for home schooling

Government advice on supporting children

nhs advice

Help and advice for everyone:

5 ways to well-being

Mental Health Awareness – a starting point

Dudley advice

Young Minds – Heads Together

cco-childrens-guide-to-coronavirus

Dudley Educational Psychology Community Support Line flyer

Get involved with random acts of kindness:

◾Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while

◾Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them

◾Make a cup of tea for someone you live with

◾Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know

◾Help with a household chore at home

◾Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call

◾Tell someone you know that you are proud of them

◾Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them

◾Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling

◾Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up

◾Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal

◾Send an inspirational quote to a friend

◾Send an interesting article to a friend

◾Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up

◾Spend time playing with your pet

◾Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation

◾Donate to a charity

◾Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine

◾Give praise to your colleague for something they’ve done well

◾Arrange to have a video lunch with a colleague

◾Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know

◾Donate to foodbanks

◾Offer to skill share with a friend via video call – you could teach guitar, dance etc.

◾Offer support to vulnerable neighbours

◾Offer to send someone a takeaway or a meal

Write a letter and send it to someone

Here are a collection of internet links that you might find interesting and useful:

Advice for parents, children and staff

www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk

National Centre for Children and Families

British Psychological Society advice

https://www.minded.org.uk/

Skylark basic first aid videos

Staying safe online:

Thinkuknow    CEOP Police safety centre

Childnet – Online safety activities

NSPCC review of Apps

Childline online mobile safety

Safer internet advice

Childnet

BBC advice for 8-13 year olds

Supporting Children with SEND:

Advice for supporting children with a learning difficulty or autistic spectrum disorder

Educational resources from The Sensory Projects

Advice and support for children:

Childline    Support for children and young people   Childline Calmzone for children

CBeebies advice   CBBC advice

 

Community Links:

Church of the Ascension   Worcester Diocese