Mental Health & Well-being
Use this page to source information that can support both adults and children. Scroll down for the information linked to adults.
Resources and links to support children
Psychological First Aid: this is a new, free, online course for parents, carers or anyone supporting children to access. It provides advice and training on how to support children and young people who may be struggling with their mental health due to the pandemic. Please click on this link if you want to access the course or find more information about it.
We can't wait to welcome the children back to school on the 8th March! Children may be excited too, or they may be feeling a little apprehensive or worried. Whatever their feelings, you can use the Countdown to School activities, provided by the Mental Health Support Team, to support them over the course of next week. The last page contains some tips and advice for parents and carers too.
Dr Alex George is the UK's new Youth Mental Health Ambassador. Watch this clip for some advice from him about your mental health and wellbeing over half term.
BBC Headroom has advice for children on the Bitesize section.
Anna Freud Centre for children and families - this is a London-based charity but there is a lot of useful information and resources on the site
Positively Empowered Kids - a Nottingham social enterprise focussing on early intervention and the prevention of poor mental health in the next generation.
Starline is a new helpline available to parents and carers supporting children with their learning at home. They can advise on home learning strategies, curriculum, SEN and can provide behaviour and wellbeing advice. It's free and open six days a week. The number is 0330 3139162.
While we can't hug - a video story to help children understand social distancing
Partnership for children wellbeing resources
Young Minds - a charity focused on improving the mental health of children and young people
Talking about Mental Health - a short film aimed at children
free ELSA resources to support children to cope with Coronavirus
Resources and links to support adults
There is a wealth of useful resources and information available on BBC Headroom. Click here to see the site.
MutualAid is a group that provide resources and connect people to local community groups.
For NHS information about support during the pandemic click here
Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline - available 7 days a week
Every Mind Matters - nhs site with information about mental health
Face Covid - In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
Women's Aid - a charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse
Men's Advice Line - a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse
Create patterns and drawings on weavesilk
Do nothing for 2 minutes - a relaxation activity
Childline breathing exercises, yoga videos and games, click here
- Peter Pan Comes to School!
A Festive Treat. (Whole School - 16/12/2020)
- Year 3 Egyptian Day
History (Year 3 - 16/12/2020)
- Year 3 Healthy Eating Project
Design and Technology (Year 3 - 16/12/2020)
- WWII Evacuation Day
The 1940's come to Westdale Junior School (Year 6 - 25/11/2020)
- Year 6 Leavers Video 2020- Part 2
Please click on the link below to view (Whole School - 24/07/2020)