Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

emotional health & Wellbeing

We are committed to the wellbeing of children and staff.  Mrs Clay is our wellbeing lead and mental health champion.

All teachers have had 'raising achievement through mental well-being' training (February 2017) and there is an action plan to develop positive mental health for both staff and children.

Pastoral and Welfare Leader:  Mrs. Clay works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and her role is to support families through education and acts as a key point of contact for parents in all matters relating to student welfare and wellbeing including school attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. 

Pastoral Teacher: Mrs. Lawes works Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and her is to provide support directly to the children and will be running nurture groups and acts as a liaison officer as well. 

Please click here to see our Mental Health and Wellbeing policy. 

Children's Mental Health Week | YouTube series by our Pastoral Teacher Mrs Lawes

Below Mrs Lawes explores 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Each of the five videos has an activity sheet which may help you explore your own emotional health and wellbeing. We can't wait to hear which ideas you try!

Introduction

 

 

 

1. Connect

 

Connect

2. Be Active

 

Be Active

3. Take Notice

 

 Take Notice

4. Learn New Things

 

Learn New Things

5. Give

 

Give

Conclusion

 

 

Web Links for Safeguarding, Mental Health & Wellbeing

 

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Moodzone signposts to lots of other mental health charities and resources.

 

Centre 33 is a local charity which gives advice, support and information to young people in Cambridgeshire up to the age of 25. Contact them if you need a chat about housing,  money matters, mental health, emotional well-being or anything else that is on your mind.

CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.  You can refer to any of their services using the online referral form or speak to the Pastoral team at school who may be able to help refer.


Covid-19

At this strange and unprecedented time it can be difficult for children to process and understand. The following eBook is a nice way to approach this subject and a good way to work through the topic together.

Coronavirus - A Book For Children

What is 'Wellbeing'?

Home Schooling Survival Guide

All Kinds of Feelings - Activity

Talking Game - Question Ideas

Family Wellbeing In Isolation

Fordham Wellbeing Extra Activities

Local Authority - Parent/ Carer Support Line

Bereavement Advice