Mental Health during Coronavirus
Mental Health during Coronavirus Lockdowns
It is very important that we are aware of how lockdown and being away from routine and friends and family can impact our mental health and the mental health of our children. On this page you will find useful resources which may help you with your own or your child's mental health during this time.
If you have any concerns about your own or your child's mental health, please speak to us so we can help or put you in contact with someone who can. If you do not feel able to talk to us, these services may support you:
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
1st - 7th February 2021 is Children's Mental Health week, you may want to take part by watching the assembly below or the video from the children's mental health charity 'Place2be' and their patron, the Duchess of Cambridge:
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The Duchess of Camrbridge speaks about the need to find times to do things you enjoy and express yourself so whilst our teachers will continue to set home learning this week, as is our duty, they will also be including activities for your children's mental health and we encourage you to take time out from home learning when you need to for your own and your child's mental health to express yourself. Breaks spent doing things you enjoy are healthy. Remember Mr Evison's weekly well-being newsletter will have helpful ideas and we emailed out a timetable on Friday with suggestions of how you can build breaks into your day.
Why not take half an hour out today with a cup of tea to snuggle up with your children and watch the children's mental health week assembly on Oak Academy. OR if you need some space, take half an hour for yourself or to catch up with whatever you need to do whilst your children watch. You can discuss it afterwards and think about ways to help your family's mental health this week and into the future. We've attached some ideas that might help.