Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Wellbeing is about our thoughts, feelings, emotions and ability to react to life. A good sense of wellbeing is feeling ok and able to cope, even when life or situations are challenging.

Sometimes our wellbeing is affected by things out of our control: illness, a stressful family situation or crisis.

When our wellbeing is affected and we don’t feel able to cope, this can lead to mental health concerns: sadness, depression and unhelpful thoughts that can stop us from enjoying and coping with daily life.

In this section of our website, we hope to share our activities and learning in school, as well as helpful advice, websites and contacts.

Here are some websites designed for children and young adults

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/ - A website for children and young people.  There are different sections offering information and advice on signs and symptoms, seeking help and looking after yourself.  Some handy advice for parents too.

Positive Penguins http://positivepenguins.com/ - This app helps children to understand their feelings and challenge negative thinking.  Four positive penguins take children on a journey to help them better understand the relationship between what they think and what they feel.

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