We are committed to doing everything we can to support the positive mental health of all of our school family. We are delighted to share these online resources. As always, if there is anything we can do to support you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Do have a look at the fabulous art work we created across the whole Trust which was unveiled on Mental Health Awareness Day!
In support of – Teachers and Pupils
- The National College are running free support hubs and webinars for pupils and teachers: https://thenationalcollege.co.uk
In support of – Children / Young people
- An overview of all of the mental health services in the local area for children and young people, together with support for parents and carers, can be found on The Go-To website: https://thegoto.org.uk/
- NSPCC – Includes resources to support children with anxiety: nspcc.org.uk
- The Children’s Society: childrenssociety.org.uk
- Youth and wellbeing Directory: annafreud.org
- Take Time Out: youngminds.org.uk
- Support for Young People: themix.org.uk
- Action for Children mental health resources and information: www.actionforchildren.org.uk
- Childline mental health support and guidance: www.childline.org.uk
- Health Education England (in association with Young Minds have agreed a number of accessible on line modules) This is mainly for adults/family/carers in support of children’s mental health – free and accessible with no login required: www.minded.org.uk
- Local Children & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services: NHS local Access to Children & Young Peoples services: www.tewv.nhs.uk
- Alliance Psychological Services – Children &young people’s therapies and intervention: alliancepsychology.com
- Many children and young people may experience difficulties with their sleep on the return to school. Providing structure through the development of daily and weekly timetables, including bedtime routines, can be helpful in providing some predictability for young people in this unsettling time. If your child is struggling you can seek help through The Sleep Charity: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/
- These websites are excellent for supporting with bereavement: www.childbereavementuk.org www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk and www.winstonswish.org
- One of the best ways to promote positive mental health is to keep active – See: Keeping active at home ideas
- Hungry little minds: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
- BBC Tiny Happy People is a free website, which gives ideas for activities and play ideas pre-birth – age 5: www.bbc.co.uk/tinyhappypeople
- Underdogg and the indoor adventure – explores what to do when we are frightened and links to staying safe indoors.
- Underdogg and the Gritty Cat – explores perseverance.
- How to not go to School A chapter book with questions within each chapter but also many other activities could be linked e.g. making feelings stones, designing an imaginary friend.
- Thinking games – this website has links to a whole host of games designed to improve logical thinking skills https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
- Sensory Learning Activities: A to Z of ideas https://inclusiveteach.com/2019/05/13/the-a-z-of-sensory-learning-activities/
- 44 engineering and science challenges from the engineers at Dyson. https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/content/dam/pdf/JDF_with%20cover%20challenge-cards_DIGITAL.pdf
Resources from Church
- St Marys Church Richmond > Latest Resources & Podcasts
- Supporting good mental health | The Church of England
- Light a candle | The Church of England
- I am a Parent | The Church of England