Health & Wellbeing

The well being of our children is a priority for everybody.  At The Pochin School, we ensure pastoral support and the physical and mental well-being of the children is embedded into our everyday life.  The last few years living alongside COVID has not been easy for any of us.  The isolation from family and friends, the complete removal of routines and structure are just a few of the many changes that we all had to sadly get used to.  It would be naive of us to presume that this would not have an impact on not only our own well-being, but our children’s well-being as well.  If you have a concern about your child’s well-being we would advise you to discuss any concerns you have with their class teacher as soon as possible.  There are also lots of online resources to help and guide parents and carers.  We have listed a number of online resources below. This is by no means an exhaustive list.  If you have accessed a website or a resource that has not been included, please let us know so we can update our website list and share with our School community.

 

Useful websites

Every mind matters – Aims to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.  Every Mind Matters – also offers support and advice for adults too.

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/childrens-mental-health/

 

Young minds – The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Young minds aim to empower Young People by improving Mental Health and changing attitudes.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

 

NSPCC – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a British child protection charity.  The website provides advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/

 

Place2be – A website edicated to supporting children’s well-being and mental health.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/supporting-your-child-s-mental-health/

 

Mind – An organisation that provide advice and support for anyone experiencing poor mental health

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/

 

Youtube links

Talking mental health

We all have mental health

Tips for talking for parents and carers