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Mental Health at Hutton Rudby

At Hutton Rudby Primary School Mental Health and Wellbeing is of the utmost importance. We as a community value mindfulness and believe in giving children the chance to develop positive mental health as much as developing their academic skills.

We have worked hard to develop a whole school approach to pupil wellbeing. Through PSHE education, pastoral care and many other approaches we not only keep pupils safe and well, and support them when things go wrong, but also aim to equip pupils to make positive choices to keep themselves and others safe and healthy, manage their own behaviour and relationships and to know and be able to independently access the sources of support they need for themselves or when they are worried about a friend.

Coronavirus Resources

  • This course has been written for children aged 7-12 as a way of learning about the global COVID-19 pandemic. They will learn helpful information about what the new virus is, how to stay healthy and do their best not to pass it on, how they might feel about it, things to do at home and how they can help yourselves.  The course is free to access for everyone. You can access here.
  • GOV UK – Government’s guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
  • One beautiful person has produced a workbook for children to work through their thoughts, feelings and emotions surrounding the current situation.

Please see below a list of useful general resources for supporting children and young people’s mental health

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Their self-care resource for their ‘On My Mind’ campaign, has many simple self-care activities which you can do at home. Written by young people to help other young people who are feeling low or anxious.  The strategies should also be useful to adults.
  • The Headlight Project teaches children about mental health, whilst providing support and help for adults.

Compass BUZZ

Compass Buzz have provided school with a wealth of resources to share. They also provide a text messaging service which children / young people aged 11-18 can access.

Whilst this is not available to the vast majority of our children, there may be older siblings who will benefit from this. Children / young people can text about 07520 631168 anonymously about their worries or concerns. A well being worker will offer advice, guidance and / or signposting.

The Compass Buzz resources can be found below.

Wellbeing apps

Resilience workbook

Mindfulness Exercises

My Wellbeing Toolkit

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Bereavement Support

Calming Down

Calming Down Younger Children

Breathing for Self Calm

My Self Calm Menu

Emotional Literacy Worksheet

 

 

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