The school has put together a variety of resources for all parents and pupils to support well-being. If you require further support with wellbeing, please feel free to speak to a member of staff at school.
You can click directly on most of the bullet points to take you straight to the resources!
Support resources and links for parents
- Well being tips for adults- provided by the Kings Health Partners South London
- Family Lives: Previously known as Parentline- this site provides advice on a variety of topics i.e. coping with stress, family life etc.
- Supporting bereavement (how to support your child with loss and grief)
- How to reduce anxiety in your child
- Young minds are a charitable organisation who work with the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to provide support, advice and counselling to young people experiencing depression, anxiety, bullying and eating difficulties. They offer a parent helpline for parents and carers worried about their children's mental wellbeing.
Their parental helpline can be reached through 0808 802 5544.
- Mental Health Foundation: Advice and support to parents with mental health issues.
- Anna Freud: 7 ways to support children and young people who are worried
- The meditation shell - a story to help with feeling calm
- NSPCC: National helpline 0808 800 5000
- Kooth: An online mental wellbeing community for young people aged 11 - 25
- The worry tree activity
- For children who are showing anger, upset and frustration, an emotion scale can be used to help children regulate their feelings. All emotions are acceptable and apart of life. It’s important to think about how we manage them.
Ask children to think about what makes them feel this way for each number and think about ways to stop 3, 4 & 5 continue or having an impact on others I.e. count to 10, breath in and out slowly, walk away to another room, silent time alone, drawing, writing in a calm book, colouring. Decide with your child the best way.
ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistance
We have an ELSA team at school who have trained in supporting pupils with developing strategies for coping, conflict resolutions, showing empathy for others, building self-confidence and understanding emotions. If your child would like to access this service, please contact: email@example.com
- An illustration to understand grief
- ELSA support UK - wealth of free resources to help children. Lots of printable material or things to recreate at home.
- The wiggle tales for children aged 2-7. Stories around anger management, friendships and telling the truth
Other useful websites for ELSA materials:
- https://www.elsanetwork.org/resources/free-resources/ - look at the emotions, self esteem, anger management and self esteem sections
- 5 point scale: https://www.5pointscale.com/
- Social skills games: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/specialeducationalneeds-sen-social-emotional-and-mental-health-difficulties/sen-friendship-and-social-skills