WELLBEING

AT WESTBURY PARK

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As a school, we taken mental health and well being very seriously. We are currently working towards the BIG award, which will demonstrate how anti bullying, well being and mental health in our pupils, staff and parents are at the forefront of our school's vision of leading a mentally healthy school.

We are committed to supporting the emotional health and well being of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody's business and that we all have a role to play.

OUR WELLBEING LEAD

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MRS CLARK
 

At Westbury Park we...

  • help children understand their emotions and feelings better;

  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries

  • help children socially form and maintain relationships;

  • promote self esteem and ensure children know they count;

  • encourage children to be confident and 'dare to be different';

  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.

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5 WAYS TO WELLBEING

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Wellbeing is about our thoughts, feelings and emotions and our ability to adapt to life. A good sense of wellbeing is feeling ok and able to cope, even when life or situations are challenging. There are some simple ways to manage your own feelings with the 5 ways to wellbeing.

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PEER MENTORS

As part of our support for children’s wellbeing, we have Peer Mentors in the playground at lunchtimes. Peer support is an excellent strategy for schools and organisations to create a positive environment where children and young people are encouraged to look out for one another. Problems can be counteracted quickly as there are extra eyes and ears around for our young people allowing another avenue for support. We know from much research around the world that young people often prefer to tell someone their own age about sensitive issues and it is also a valuable experience for the peer supporters themselves, acquiring life skills that are much desired in the working world.

Apps/Tools for Children and Young People

Healthy Minds 

Problem-solving tool aimed at students.

InHand

An app to help young people through the ups and downs of life; it suggests activities to help based on how you rank your mood.

Mindshift                                                            Specifically for young people to help them manage their anxiety. There are lots of tools, techniques and advice.

Moodometer 

An app as well as an online resource which helps children and young people monitor and understand their emotional wellbeing.

Personal Zen 

Games that have been clinically proven to reduce stress.

Stop, Breathe and Think 

Guide to meditation which recommends certain meditations based on how you’re feeling.

General mental health advice and support:

Kooth  - Online counselling and support for children and young people.

Mind - National mental health charity providing information and advice.

The Mix  - Mental health information and support for the under-25s.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory - Online resource for families and young people up to the age of 24 listing local mental health services in their area.

Well being webinars for parents run by Bristol Educational Psychology Service:

Self-Care

Anxiety

Noticing

WELLBEING SUPPORT