Welcome to our Wellbeing 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!
Helpful links for parents to help answer questions about the Coronavirus:
If your child has been worried about what is happening in the news, please see the links below which will guide you through how to have those conversations with your child, so that you can answer their questions.
- https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ (Spanish translation available!)
- https://www.mindheart.co/descargables ( Translations available!- A story to explain about the Coronavirus for children under 7)
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51896156- Watch Newsround for tips if you are worried about the Coronavirus.
- https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/ - This is a link to a website with a social story about the Coronavirus to help explain about isolation.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVxMKpLLRoM- Show this video to your children to help them understand the importance of hand washing
A guide to accepting change- for children
Zor Picture Story- Comic strip explaining the Coronavirus
This is a lovely poem for little ones to help them to understand the changes they are going through currently- please click on the document and share with your children.
The Time We Spring Cleaned the World
Why not read this comic strip which helps to explain about the Coronavirus?
Mindfulness Journal for Children:
Children are understandably worried and anxious in this time of uncertainty; with disruptions to their routines and socialising, so Young Writers have created a mindfulness journal for children.
The journal allows children to check in with their emotions daily, practice mindfulness techniques, including body scanning and breathing activities, which will help them stay positive and reduce anxiety.
Managing transition to home during school closure
Mental Health Support:
Staying Healthy at Home
Covid -19 Wellbeing Pack by Haringey IAPT - aimed at 16 +
Covid-19 Well being pack
Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/ Aimed at young people.
https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/ Aimed at young people and parents. Parent helpline.
Familylives: https://www.familylives.org.uk/ Aimed at parents. Helpline, forums and a parent channel.tv videos and online courses.
BPS guidance talking about COVID-19
Anna Freud links - Supporting schools & colleges: A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption There are also three videos, one for school staff, one for parents and one for children and young people which may be useful.
https://www.autistica.org.uk/what-is-autism/coping-with-uncertainty?dm_i=4U0R,BB4Y,31N5YJ,18O1Z,1 and the attached Covid 19 Advice - Aimed at young people/young adults.
https://mylife.enfield.gov.uk/enfield-home-page/content/learning-disabilities/covid-19/ Easy read materials aimed at young people/young adults with learning disabilities.
Keeping active at home-
Joe Wicks will be starting with a PE lesson online at 9 am every day Monday- Friday - PE WITH JOE- YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV!
Why not join the body coach and get the children to do his home workouts for kids- you could join in too!
Tottenham HotSpurs have created some online fitness videos for you to follow @
The Calm Zone....
Websites to support mindfulness:
Websites to support mindfulness with movement:
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)
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
- Mental Health Week
Transition to secondary school programme
Useful Helplines for children:
Childline- 0800 1111