Well-being & good mental health in Caldicotes

Why is emotional well-being and mental health important?

Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. They’re able to cope with life’s challenges. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships.

This is what we want for all our Caldicotes children and members of our 'Caldi family;' the resources below may be helpful to support you during the unprecedented times of the global pandemic.

NHS telephone number to call if you are worried about a young person's emotional health and well-being, available Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm:  0300 2000 000

Wellbeing Warriors 2023-2024

These are our 'Headstart trained' Wellbeing Warriors who are were appointed to offer support with mental health and wellbeing, with Mrs Harrison and Miss Barry, to our Caldi children.

They ensure children are able to make use of our Sensory Garden, Sensory Room and have a person to talk to if they need it.

Caldicotes Primary Academy Well-Being Warrior Job Description 2023-24
Headstart working with Caldicotes.docx

World Mental Health Day - 10th October

In 2023, we shared Caldi compliments to help everyone to feel positive about themselves.

We also learned ways to use breathing to help us push down our worries and anxieties, so that we can think our way through difficult times.

Welcome back & DoE remembrance 9am Assembly Monday 12th April 2021
Monday 12th September 2022 (remembering the Queen
3.2.2023 Luke's 5 Star Learner Assembly wk5

Bereavement and loss

Death and the loss of special people in our lives can have a significant impact upon our emotional health and well-being. 

Talking to a child about someone close to them dying can be difficult. You may worry that you will frighten them or say the wrong thing. But it’s important to be open and to answer any questions they have as honestly as you can. What children imagine can be far worse than the reality. 

Over recent times, children have encountered the death of well-known figures which have included both HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.


Very sadly, our Caldi community suffered the death of Luke,  a Reception child, in January 2023. We drew on the strength of our 'Big hearted' community to support Luke's family, his classmates and the wider Caldi community to celebrate his life and will look to make a special Memorial Garden for Luke. The Memorial Garden for Luke will be a place for everyone to enjoy; a place for reflection, quiet contemplation and thoughts about not only Luke but for everyone who is dealing with grief.

Visit these sites to support you: 

Marie Curie Child Bereavement UK

Top tips to support positive wellbeing 1-5

Top tips to support positive wellbeing 6-10

10 things to say instead of, "Stop crying!"

The 'emotional cup;' understanding what it is like when it is empty or overflowing!

Top tips to support positive wellbeing 1-5

Top tips to support positive wellbeing 6-10

10 things to say instead of, "Stop crying!"

The 'emotional cup;' understanding what it is like when it is empty or overflowing!

The stress relief giraffe

The importance of routine

Taking care of YOU!

How to promote positive mental health

Be Kind to You JJ.pptx

Headstart - mental health & well-being assembly

The slides were shared as part of assembly on 1st February 2021 at the start of Children Mental Health Week - there were some initial technical difficulties! 

Principal Award Assembly (2021-02-01 at 06:31 GMT-8)

Websites to support mental health and well-being - for children and parents

NHS Every Mind Matters

Childline

Kooth - free mental health support via online counsellors, articles, discussion boards

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide


Stem4 - a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenager as well as encouraging them to build resilience and manage difficult emotions via online resources

Young minds - a mental health charity that gives help and advice for young people


Apps that might support mental health and well-being 

Calm Harm

Combined Minds

Clear Fear - manage anxiety through activities & distractions

Calm - mindfulness app

Headspace - podcast feel to a mindfullness app, includes talks, videos, meditations

If you need any support or assistance, are worried or concerned about the mental health and well-being of your child, please contact us; we are here to help.