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!

You Must:

  • Eat well

  • Sleep well

  • Exercise

                                                 

 

Support for Parents- School Closure and Coronavirus:

Guidance for parents- NSPCChttps://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Latest update and support from 'Mentally Healthy Schools' - 15th May- click on toolkit document below!

Mentally Healthy Schools- Toolkit 5

 

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A national helpline has been set up for parents and carers struggling with home-schooling and managing child behaviour during the Covid-19 crisis.

Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team
on 0330 313 9162. Starline will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube, sharing practical ideas for home learning.

Further details can be found on the StarLine website www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.​

 

 

 

Every Wednesday we will be having a special focus on Wellbeing and we will be posting some links on this page and also on 'Class Dojo'. 

Have a look at these activities:

 

       

         

Wellbeing Wednesday Activities

 

Visit this website for some great ideas for keeping calm!

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

 

Sing along with Ms Crome on Wellbeing Wednesday! 

Years 1-3 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx8aXDHuZvk

Years 4-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtXbBkvhZ-E&list=TLPQMDIwNjIwMjAbn50ZCww49A&index=1

 

Can you take on the 'Kindness Challenge' this week?

It doesn't just have to be 'Mental Health Awareness Week' for us to take on the kindness challenge, we can do it every day and it will make us feel good inside.

 

Useful Websites:

If your child has been worried about what is happening in the news, please see these further links below which will guide you through how to have those conversations with your child, so that you can answer their questions.

 

 

  • If you need support:

                                            

 

Reading resources for children:

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

 

Jon Burgerman: Everybody Worries free eBook | Oxford Owl

Read the book online here:

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

Why not read this comic strip which helps to explain about the Coronavirus?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584736323613

Resources to support children during school closure- 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.

 

PSHE Activities during lockdown:

PSHE- Wellbeing during lockdown

Additional PSHE Activities

 

Further Mental Health Support:

Staying Healthy at Home

 Covid -19 Wellbeing Pack by Haringey IAPT  - aimed at 16 + 

Covid-19 Well being pack

 

Information to promote Kooth (11-18 yrs and 25 yrs if additional needs) and the Social Emotion Mental Health support  aimed at young people, parents and professionals on the Haringey SEND local offer.

 

 

Additional Websites/Links

 

https://www.good-thinking.uk/

 

Young Mindshttps://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/   Aimed at young people.

 

https://www.kooth.com/

 

BACP guidance around managing anxiety 

 

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

 

https://www.dentalhealth.org/blog/covid-19-our-guide-to-looking-after-yourselves-and-others-through-better-oral-hygiene

 

https://gozen.com/

 

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:

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!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Tottenham HotSpurs have created some online fitness videos for you to follow @

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFTuf6g8dB0

 

Other 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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