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Mental Health

Welcome to the Mental Health section for parents

 

This area is to help provide support for you and help to support your children.

 

In this area we will provide links to websites that you can find help and advice, and documents offering support and guidance or stories to share with your children. 

 

Newtown C of E Primary School were delighted to be awarded the School Mental Health Award in 2022, which is delivered by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. We were awarded their Silver standard for our outstanding mental health and wellbeing provision for all.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy 2024

The Good Mental Health Handbook: A Guide for Parents and Carers

CAMHS Support Videos

 

Please take a look at the following 10-15 min films focussed on supporting primary aged young people with their mental health. It is a series of activities they can try which will support good mental health. All the films do a check in which encourages young people to think about and understand their emotions:

 

1.    Soothing Rhythm Breathing https://youtu.be/vogqBB1Roos

2.    Peaceful Place imagery  https://youtu.be/HwFh4GeINdk

3.    Activity and Boredom Jar https://youtu.be/LS8MOyukIXo

4.    Making a Self Soothe Box https://youtu.be/NT0DVXMpsPs

5.    Muscle Relaxation https://youtu.be/E4C_r5jQJQA

6.    Grounding Exercise https://youtu.be/Oywr4afoB3Q

7.    Body Scan https://youtu.be/VFNqJiGNIB8

8.    5 Finger Positive https://youtu.be/k7UNfN4vB1A

9.    Breathing Techniques https://youtu.be/OnGm9c6cPB8

10. Goal Setting https://youtu.be/6xZu4wnHnfw

11. Getting Sleep https://youtu.be/iXGzz_fpljc

12. Positive Affirmations https://youtu.be/fqVaFNbQYh0

13. Colour Breathing https://youtu.be/MSuORDhCSpA

14. Our Bodies https://youtu.be/azNez8Q8vBk

Websites

 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge delivered an assembly on Thursday 18th June on mental health entitled 'Spread a little kindness'. The resources and theme has come from the platform 'Mentally Healthy Schools'.

 

Please view the assembly from the link below.

Children and young people can access free confidential support anytime from voluntary and community sector organisations by texting SHOUT to 85258, calling Childline on 0800 1111 or the Mix on 0808 808 4994.

PDFs

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