Well-being 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
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.
Visit these sites to support you:
Caldi Unplugged Friday
Our way of supporting emotional health and well-being during lockdown. We encourage our families to step away from using screens on our Friday morning sessions, engage with the activities that we share with the children that are designed for the whole family to have fun, be creative and enjoy time together without the pressure of schedule and needing to access the live learning sessions; we encourage our Caldi families to let their 'creative juices' to flow!
Caldi Unplugged activities from full return to school on 8th March
Please click the 'down arrow' to see the links to the activities taking place in school to support SEMH, develop confidence, self-esteem, build resilience and develop effective communication skills.
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
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!
Websites to support mental health and well-being - for children and parents
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
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.