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Clore Shalom School

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Pastoral Team at Clore Shalom

 

We welcome Mrs Woolstone, Mr Fenton and Mrs Garfen to join myself, Mrs Martin and Mrs Cohen on the Pastoral Team at Clore Shalom. It is our job to support the children in school, liaise with you, work with class teachers and external services to ensure your child has the right support. We can offer:

-emotional mentoring (formal and informal)

-emotional literacy targeted group work

-friendship groups

-signposting for parents

-liaison with class teachers and other staff working with your child

-implementation of strategies to support your child's wellbeing

 

Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concern about your child's wellbeing. 

World Mental Health Day - Sunday 10th October (marked in school on Monday 11th October)

 

Each class will be having a lesson on Mental Health, where they will be learning more about mental health and 

 

Reception are focusing on expressing their feelings and considering the feelings of others. They will be using a range of curriculum areas to explore what helps them to feel happy and what they can do if they are feeling sad.

KS1 are focusing on positive and negative feelings and knowing that it is normal to have different feelings at different times. They will be talking about who/what can help them when they experience negative feelings. 

Year 3 & 4 will be learning that everyone has mental health and that everyone needs help at certain times. They will be exploring some of the support available as well as considering ways in which we can make a positive difference to others' mental health.

Year 5 & 6 will be looking at what positively and negatively affects their physical, mental and emotional health. They will be discussing how they may experience conflicting emotions and when they might need to listen to or overcome these. 

 

Watch this space for photos and videos of work completed afterwards. 

 

As always, if you require any support on anything to do with mental health, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us on the Pastoral Team. 

 

Resilience Toolkit - 10 Top Tips

These posters are displayed in the class and around the school to support the children in developing a range of strategies to support with problem solving, both in and outside of the classroom. Have a go at using these skills at home and let us know how your child gets on with them. 

5 Ways to Wellbeing - Wellbeing Wednesday

 

The 5 Ways To Wellbeing are a little bit like your 5 fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Trying to achieve these daily should help increase wellbeing and support you in feeling mentally healthy. Every week, we achieve the 5 ways to wellbeing on a Wednesday. This is to promote and prioritise the children's wellbeing and teach them new ways to achieve feeling good that they can then apply at home. 

 

See the picture below for what the 5 Ways to Wellbeing are, and below that a link to a toolkit you can use at home to continue working on these. Remember, this strategy is for adults as well as for children!

Supporting your Child Through Bereavement

 

It can be hard to know how to support your child if they have experienced a bereavement. Many children will react in different ways and parents will be keen to know how best to help them. 

Please see the links below for some useful websites with some great tips on how to help your child cope with grief. 

 

We also recommend the following books:

The Invisible String - Patrice Karst

Badger's Parting Gifts - Susan Varley

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You - Nancy Tillman

A Pocketful of Stars - Aisha Bushby

Grandad's Island - Benji Davies

The Memory Tree - Britta Teckentrup

Michael Rosen's Sad Book - Michael Rosen

The Heart and the Bottle - Oliver Jeffers

Coping Skills Bingo

De-escalation techniques

30 day mindfulness challenge

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Awareness Day.

 

Come in wearing something yellow and bring a suggested donation of £1 to support the work on the #helloyellow campaign for YoungMinds. https://youngminds.org.uk/ 

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