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Emotional Health and Mental Well Being at Frinton

Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school.  With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge, and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.  Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying

At Frinton, we take emotional health and mental well-being very seriously.  Every class provides a wide range of activities that promote emotional health and mental well-being including the daily mile, Worry Monster’s/Boxes, class and team building activities and Calm Corners. Every week we also hold at least two emotional and mental health well-being groups- The Gardening Friendship Group, The friendly Creative Group and our Well-Being Hub. We also have a Learning Mentor Miss Down who provides a range of supporting activities  in a 1-1 or small group basis.

Well being Resources and Links

Government Mental Health Resources

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff

Essex Wellbeing Service
 
Ten tips for talking to your child
 A really helpful website which includes, downloadable self-help activities, information guides, videos and more 
PHE and the NHS launch Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.
www.gov.uk
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85 self-care strategies identified by young people with anxiety or depression to help other young people manage their mental health and wellbeing.
www.annafreud.org
Pooky Knightsmith’s short video – 5 Top Tips for Staying Mentally Well is useful guidance for children/young people, parents and professionals.

Health Mind Platter

 

This Healthy Mind Platter from Dr Dan Siegel is a great way to structure daily routines and make time for activities to boost wellbeing.

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WellBeing-Weekly-Messages Frinton

Important  Telephone numbers

School nurse:-
Sarah Raftery – 07961 476480.
Karen Bojanczyk – 07949 523711.

 Call the  hub on 0300 247 0015 where the duty School Nurse will be able to assist you.

Essex child and Family Wellbeing service
Virgin Care Services Limited
Email: Sarah.Raftery@virgincare.co.uk
Secure Email: s.raftery@nhs.net
Website: www.virgincare.co.uk
Working hours: Monday-Wednesday 9-5

 

Meet Our Wellbeing Ambassadors 2022-23………

 

 

World Mental Health Day 2022

10th October…

What is it?

World Mental Health Day aims to spread awareness about mental health and the importance of looking after it! The day is a chance for everybody to talk about mental health and emphasise how important it is to reach out if you’re struggling. The day was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, an organisation that advocates mental health education worldwide!

This Year’s Theme

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day 2022 is ‘Make Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority’. In a time of global instability, particularly after the pandemic, this theme gives us an opportunity to re-kindle out efforts to make the world a better place for everyone!

People with mental health conditions, governments, employers and everyone else can come together and make sure mental health is a priority for everyone.

 

Watch  this space for Frinton on Sea’s activities on this special day….

 

 

 

UKRAINE

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this. The sad news of the situation in the Ukraine worsening means that it’s even more likely that you will overhear conversations between our children or that they will ask you questions about these current events.
This is of course a difficult subject to navigate with our children. I’ve attached an article which I hope you will find useful.
If you are aware of any children with family in Ukraine or Russia, please let me know and find me for a chat.
I know you will do as always, what you all do so well – be the constant and the calm, providing the care that our children need.

https://inews.co.uk/news/russia-invading-ukraine-how-talk-children-honest-reassuring-way-explained-1483956