Welcome to our Wellbeing Support page!

 

At St Ignatius our vision is to develop a school community where children can enjoy a welcoming, secure, happy and healthy environment, where everyone can develop self-confidence, self-esteem, self motivation, independence, compassion, tolerance and understanding of others.  

At St Ignatius Catholic Primary School we support the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils. 

At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support.  We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  

 

We promote a mentally healthy environment through:- 

  • Promoting our school values and sharing the catholic ethos
  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making
  • Celebrating achievements 
  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others
  • Providing opportunities to reflect
  • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs. 

 

Here you will find lots of support to help support children with their emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

Remember that these three things will help with mental wellbeing!

You Must:

  • Eat well

  • Sleep well

  • Exercise

                                                 

 

 

Every Wednesday we will be having a special focus on Wellbeing and sharing these ideas/resources on Class Dojo. Please log on each week to find out ways to help your family and their wellbeing.

Here are some examples of the posts:

 

  

 

  

 

WC 28th February 2022

Ukraine Crisis: Resources to help support pupils:

What to do if you’re concerned about the newshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
 

Big Question:

Each week we pose a Big Question for the children to discuss (ABC). We use Picture News to help us think about what is happening in the world linking this to our British Values. 

What are other countries doing to help Ukraine?

How important is it to show bravery as a leader?

 
 

 

Here are some activities to support your child with their wellbeing:

 

       

 

         

Wellbeing Wednesday Activities

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

Websites to support fitness and PE at home:

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/super-movers-day/zbmnnrd

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Music

 
 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise/z4sq92p

 

The Calm Zone....

 

Websites to support mindfulness:

https://www.heartfulness.uk/primaryschools/

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

http://www.plantlovegrow.com/self-esteem.html

https://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/ -This website offers guided meditation through the form of audio clips.

Struggling to get the kids to sleep? Allow these relaxing Sleep Stories, Guided Meditations and purposely-designed Sleep Meditations to get your little ones off to a perfect nights rest (also a free app that can be downloaded): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc 

 

Mindfulness colouring In:

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/2d-art/mindfulness-colouring-images-animals

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/mindfulness-coloring-pages.html

 

Websites to support mindfulness with movement:

https://www.cosmickids.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

Best Apps to help with wellbeing for children:

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame- free with apple

Three Good Things- free with apple (Good for positive thinking)

Power me- free with apple and android  (Good for teaching coping mechanisms)

Headspace- - there is a cost to this app (Good for mindfulness)

Mindful Powers- there is a cost to this app (Best for KS2)

 

Supporting Bereavement:

Bereavement is hard to go through at any time and is always difficult to explain to children. Here are some useful links that might just help you to cope with bereavements and support your children through also. 

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/Pages/Category/coronavirus?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl-Hsqqjj6QIVSbTtCh2asQyhEAMYAiAAEgIBUfD_BwE
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/Pages/Category/coronavirus​ 

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-04/Covid-19%20Grief%20and%20bereavement%20Support%20A5%20Booklet%2004_20.pdf

https://www.winstonswish.org/telling-a-child-someone-died-from-coronavirus/ 

https://www.cruse.org.uk/coronavirus/children-and-young-people 

http://www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://good-grief.org/covid-19/#resources 

https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/serviceupdate/

https://www.daisysdream.org.uk/news/guidance-for-funerals-covid-19 

https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca/articles/supporting-individuals-on-the-autism-spectrum-coping-with-grief-and-loss.html

https://hospicefoundation.ie/bereavement-2-2/covid19-care-and-inform/helping-children-grieve-during-covid-19-restrictions/

A.A. Milne / Winnie the Pooh (With images) | Pooh quotes, Cute ...

 

Interventions to support mental Wellbeing at St Ignatius

We provide appropriate interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing such as:

  •  1:1 Counselling
  •  Support from Trailblazers
  •  Family Support
  •  Circle Time
  •  PSHE
  •  Mental Health Week
  • Transition to secondary school programme

 

 

Useful Helplines for children:

Childline- 0800 1111

 

 

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