Emotional Wellbeing Evening - January 2018
In January we hosted an Emotional Wellbeing Evening for parents, run by Liam Laughton (Primary Mental Health Team Manager). The evening provided some extremely useful information and guidance in this area to provide support for children in terms of their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
A summary of the notes from the meeting can be accessed by following the link
Liam also provided a useful document which offers Mindfulness Tips and Techniques that you may wish to use, which can be accessed by following the link
As a school many of our pupils have trialled mindfulness and we do offer sessions that the children can attend. Headspace is a mindfulness club that is run at school for pupils in Year 7 and Year 8. They learn breathing techniques, positive self-talk and guided meditation as ways of taking control of stress and anxiety. We do not discuss the sources of stress but the children benefit enormously from learning how to manage their feelings and relax. Sessions run on Wednesday mornings at 8am and Friday lunchtimes at 12.30pm.
If you have concerns about the mental health of a minor, please contact a member of our Pastoral team – it’s “Time to Talk" and we’re here to listen. If you have any expertise or access to support that you think we might benefit from please do not hesitate to contact us.