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!
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:
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. Each week we will share the Big Question on Class Dojo.
Wellbeing Wednesday Activities
Websites to support fitness and PE at home:
The Calm Zone....
Websites to support mindfulness:
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:
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)
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.
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