Welcome to St Clare's Mental Health and Wellbeing page!
"Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community" (World Health Organization).
This page is designed to help you support your families' Mental Health and Wellbeing at home. It will be updated regularly with tips, useful links and activities for you to access freely. We hope you enjoy this page and find it useful to support your families' Mental Health and Wellbeing!
Miss Coleman (KS1) and Miss Guidon (KS1) are our Mental health and Wellbeing leads at St Clare's. If you have any concerns about a child or yourself, please do not hesitate to contact them via email:
KS2: firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be happy to help!
- Here is a lovely document that includes lots of different activities to support and inspire Mental health and wellbeing in children of all ages:WellbeingBooklet_2021.pdf (tts-group.co.uk)
- Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic - Partnership for Chilldren (partnershipforchildren.org.uk)
- Children's mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)
- It is really important for children to take the time out to relax, here is a lovely yoga video for your child to do: (733) Calming Exercises for Kids: Breathing and Stretching - YouTube. If you click on the you tube channel there are lots of different Yoga videos for you child to do.
We recognise that some children, young people, families may be finding things tough right now. We want you to know where you can go to get some ideas to help with your wellbeing, or get advice, support, or help at this time.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
If your child tells you they are struggling with their mental health or if you suspect this, you should always contact your GP for support and advice.
NHS Mental Health Services
Services from other organisations are available by website or phone/text
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.
A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond). Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
When emotions explode (Young Minds)
Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Download the poster here:
Kooth - online emotional and mental health support ages 11-18
kooth.com/urgent-support for a crisis service
Family support with lockdown and Covid 19 stresses
Barnardos Boloh – Helpline and webchat for 11+ for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority children and young people
Shout – for anyone in crisis at anytime
Anna Freud Centre resources
For adoptive parents, special guardians and foster parents
For parents and carers
Youth Wellbeing Directory – find the right service for your need by location, service name or keyword
Apps with self help strategies reviewed by Anna Freud Centre, including self-harm reduction strategies
Childline – online and on the phone
Report online abuse
Silver Wellbeing Award!!
The wellbeing of our staff and children is extremely important at St Clare’s. Over the course of the year we have
been working towards the One Education Excellence for Wellbeing Award which focused mainly on our staff and
the working environment / conditions. We have been assessed this week and have been awarded the Silver Mark for
Wellbeing which we are extremely proud of. Thank you to our Wellbeing Leads for their work on this vital aspect of
Please send pictures of your child's Wellbeing work to their class teachers, we would love to see what you have been doing to support your child's wellbeing!
Please see below our Wellbeing Charter which outlines our aims to promote the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all staff at St Clare's.
Please see our Autumn Newsletter which shows the actions we have worked on to promote the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all staff and the actions we will work on in the Spring term.
Wellbeing Autumn Newsletter
Please see our Spring Newsletter which shows the actions we have worked on to promote the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all staff and the actions we will work on in the Summer term.