Your Child's Wellbeing at Uphill Primary School
At Uphill Primary School, we are passionate about creating a culture of positive wellbeing and mental health and are committed to working together with teachers, parents/carers and all pupils to help build healthy, calm and happy school. Together we can drive positive change, encourage conversation, and create an environment that fosters wellbeing for all pupils, which in turn enables them to flourish to their full potential.
Children’s mental health and well-being, is being reported more frequently in the news, with a range of issues including the use of social media, self-esteem, social mobility and diet being highlighted on a regular basis. It is clear that there is a nationwide concern emerging around children’s mental health.
What’s also apparent is that this issue is not specific to any particular age group and children in primary schools are increasingly becoming affected. It is fair to say that there is no ‘magic fix’ to this, but at Uphill Primary we are always trying to think of new ways to support children’s mental health and the worries they may have. Whether it be:
Mental Health and wellbeing, whether it is children or adults, can have a rather negative stigma attached to it, yet we believe that by raising the profile of this very important issue then only good things can come from it.
A happy child is a happy learner!
Please see links below on how we are supporting mental health and wellbeing within the school and resources on how you can support your child at home.
The Young Minds website has some great resources to help children and parents through these uncertain times.
Check out their website https://youngminds.org.uk/
Reading Well for Children
Reading Well for Children recommends reading to help you deal with worries, feel better and boost your mood. The books have been chosen by children, carers, health experts and librarians. you can find the books in your local library. You can download a guide to the books on the list at reading-well.org.uk/children
We have a small selection of the books in school - please speak to Mrs Hetherington if you wish to borrow any of the books or need more information.
Children’s Mental Health week
Children's Mental Health Week this year is 3rd – 9th February 2020 – focus this year is ‘Finding your Brave’ https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
We celebrated Childrens Mental Health Week in assembly and focused on it in different ways across the school.
We encouraged pupils and staff to recognise others ‘brave’ moments across the week and created a display showing that everyone is able to ‘find their brave’ how ever different that maybe.
Mental Wellbeing During Covid-19 Outbreak
Government up date on childrens' mental health and well being
More information on supporting your children at home