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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Here at St Oswald’s, we recognise the importance of good Mental Health.

We are committed to looking after our  Mental Health and Wellbeing.  In school, 4 pupils are trained Anti Stigma Ambassadors. They promote looking after our brains- keeping ourselves fit and active and healthy. Miss Summers is our Subject Lead/Ambassador for this area.

In February 2020, our Breakfast Church focused on Mental Health and Wellbeing and ‘Being Brave!’

In February 2021 we focused on ways to Express Ourselves and thought very carefully about what we feel on the inside is not always shown on the Outside and we recognised this by holding an ‘Inside Out Day’

Each Wednesday is our Well Being Wednesday day. We have focused lessons thinking about our mental Health and wellbeing.

 

During these unprecedented times we are all trying to stay healthy- looking after our mental health is so important.

Ideas to try at home…

  • Mindfulness colouring.
  • Reading.
  • A-Z of activities (Eg: A – Aerobics, B – Baking).
  • Do a jigsaw.
  • Paint a rainbow and put it on your window.
  • Try to do some exercise every day, can you make your own mini circuit at home?
  • Meditation and 5 minutes to relax listening to calming music.
  • Find a new challenge, what else can you put your mind to? Maybe you could teach yourself a new skill?
  • Do anything that makes you happy!!

The link below offers some great ideas;

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Talking to your child about the Coronavirus can be tricky, The following websites offer some great ideas;

BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366

Place 2 Be

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Youngminds;

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

What we do in school…

  • Mrs Elliot runs a ‘Mindfulness Colouring’ club.
  • We offer a range of sports from hockey to athletics.
  • Mrs Massey runs a doodle club.
  • Our 3 lovely guinea pigs.
  • Daily wake and shake.
  • We promote a love of reading.

 

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We supported Children’s mental health week by having an ‘Inside Out Day’. This was to raise awareness of how what we feel on the inside is not always shown on the outside.

 

During the week we had a Mindfulness Afternoon.

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