Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Worlebury St Paul’s our vision is to have a school community where everyone participates, excels and has a love of learning; where we respect ourselves, one another and live life to the full, helping others to do the same.
We feel we have an important role to play in helping children develop their emotional well-being. We recognise and promote positive mental health as we believe this helps to improve a range of outcomes for children including learning and a healthy positive mind. Throughout the school day children take part in physical activities, mindfulness sessions and have opportunities to express themselves and share feelings.
We recognise that things, at the moment, can be tough. If you would like to talk or share any issues then please contact Mrs Garland through the school office. We can arrange a phone call or face to face visit.
This week is Mental Health Week (1st - 7th February 2021). To launch the week her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge has released this video message (link below).
The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
There are some lovely resources and advice for parents on how we can support our children's mental health and well-being - well worth a visit:
- One in eight children aged between 5 and 19 has at least one diagnostic mental health problem.
- Less than 35% of children with mental health problems get any help.
- Around 60% of children in care are reported to have an emotional or health problem.
- Young people who identify as LGBTQ+ are two-and-a-half times more likely to report a mental health problems that those who identify as heterosexual.
The only way to resolve these issues is by doing things differently.
Click on the link below for a mindfulness calendar: daily 5 minute activities
Kooth ‘Don’t do it alone’ campaign
Kooth is excited to unveil its “Don’t Do It Alone” campaign, designed to encourage open conversations around mental health so children and young people know they are not alone with their struggles. Kooth.com is a safe, free and anonymous online mental health platform. It has worked with M&C Saatchi to create a campaign specifically designed for young people . Some of the biggest stars on social media have joined us for this campaign and it is hoped the video will appeal to children & young people
Visit https://explore.kooth.com/dontdoitalone/ for an overview of the campaign.
Mentally Healthy Schools
Rebuild and recover resources Mentally Healthy Schools have created a set of practical resources to help children, school staff and parents adapt to changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The resources are designed to be social distancing-friendly, and many can be adapted to be delivered remotely in the case of school closures. They are all are suitable for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are assembly and lesson plans for teachers, advice and guidance for parents, and simple activities for children to complete in class or at home. They can be found on https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/
NHS - Every Mind Matters
Get Your Mind Plan
Schools Advisory Service
This programme is suitable for staff and pupils aged 10 years and over in the UK (suitable for Year 6 pupils and above)
Mental Health Resources
for children, parents, carers and school staff
Mental Health and Wellbeing of Education Staff in Schools
Visit their website for information on keeping a good work-life balance and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They also offer a free 24/7 helpline for staff: 08000 562 561.
If you feel your child would benefit from a one to one with Mrs Garland or would like further help, information or advice please email
or contact the school office