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
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.
85 self-care strategies identified by young people with anxiety or depression to help other young people manage their mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Important Telephone numbers
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
Secure Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working hours: Monday-Wednesday 9-5
Meet Our Wellbeing Ambassadors 2022-23………
World Mental Health Day 2022
What is it?
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….