Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The information on this page focusses on emotional wellbeing.

This is in addition to our Safeguarding page. If you're worried about your own, or about someone else’s safety, please contact the MASH Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

If you feel there is an emergency, please call 999.

 

If you are experiencing difficulties with housing, or need financial/food support,

or if you find yourself in difficulty and don't know where to turn, please speak with us.

Discussing the news with children

The current conflict in Ukraine could be causing some children to feel anxious and unsettled. It's essential that children are effectively supported during these times and we have made resources available to all our staff in case children bring up the conversation. The resources below have been selected as offering key advice for parents, carers and school staff supporting children in understanding the current situation in Ukraine. 

Useful Websites

 

Useful Documents

Advice for children and young adults

These resources are aimed at children and young adults and discuss what they can do if they are feeling sad/ worried about what they’ve seen, heard or read about the world. Useful Websites:

growing happy caring hearts and minds.jp

Accessibility:

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please view the PDF transcript

of this video/slide show.

To view in full screen,

please click the '4 arrows' icon.

Accessibility:

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please view the PDF transcript

of this video/slide show.

To view in full screen,

please click the '4 arrows' icon.

Accessibility:

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please view the PDF transcript

of this video/slide show.

Here are some resources that your family may find useful.

You're never too young to talk about mental health PDF leaflet download.
We regularly revisit our Pick & Mix for Mental Health initiative
and we have some posters around the school as reminders.
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Some downloads/resources and links you might find helpful

Grief, an extract from our School Newsletter December 2021
Wellbeing Action Plan - A simple plan to help keep yourself well and get you through difficult times. Designed in connection with the Charlie Waller Trust for children in Key Stages 2 and 3.

NHS Every Child Matters: Looking after a child or young person's mental health

Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown from Partnership for Children. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines. But just as doing exercise improves physical health, you and your child can do activities to boost their mental health. Download your FREE Covid-19 children's wellbeing activities for teaching staff and families here:

NSPCC 'Learning' have some information about supporting children and young people’s mental health here:

Top ten tips for helping children to cope with change.

 

Exploring Happiness

Click on the heading for some resources about the importance of self help.

Talking to your children about the coronavirus:

The British Psychological Society says it is vital to talk openly to children and reassure

them about the changes they are seeing around them due to Coronavirus.

You can find more from them here

Coronavirus - A Book For Children

Nosy Crow is an award-winning, small, independent children’s book publisher.

We made this free digital book because we felt that children and parents might find it useful. We publish lots of different kinds of books for children aged 0-12.

You can find out about them here: www.nosycrow.com

Dave The Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus

This is another great book explaining what is going on in the world for younger children.

Mental Health Week May 2021 My-Whole-Sel
Poster MentalHealthAwarenessWeek May 202

Are you in need of help and support?

If you are in crisis, having suicidal thoughts, or simply need someone to talk to, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.

They're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and calls to their number are free from any UK phone. You can also email jo@samaritans.org.

You can also text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide)

Pete's Dragons (after suicide or loss) Contact - Pete's Dragons (petesdragons.org.uk)

Exmouth Food Bank: Email: help@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk, Tel: 07749 322 291

Mind crisis services: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/

Citizens Advice East Devon: Text Advice 82727, Tel Advice line 0808 250 5703, email enquiries@citizensadviceeastdevon.org