At Cumwhinton School we promote both a Healthy Body as well as a Healthy Mind. At this time keeping healthy is paramount but it is not just our bodies we need to take care of it is our minds too, our young people today have so many pressures in life we need to make sure they have the tools they need to cope.
Below are some documents to read that offer advice and guidance on keeping a healthy body and healthy mind. We hope you find them useful.
There are also links to Kooth (an on-line help forum for children to talk to someone in confidence), Public Health 5-19 (a fantastic website full of amazing ideas and useful links to support you and your child and the virtual school nurse.
Cumwhinton has also created a well-being toolkit. This toolkit has been shared with the children in their respective classes, and can be used to help your children understand and compartmentalise how and why they feel the way they do.
Near the bottom of the page is information about Ollee, a virtual friend for children aged between 8 and 11.
Introducing Ollee – a virtual friend (ParentZone/BBC Children In Need)
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.
It’s designed to help children reflect on how they feel and to process their experiences with the support and help of their parents and carers – and it does this by offering them advice about a range of subjects: school, family, friends, their body, the internet and the world.
For each of these subjects, children can choose an emotion that matches how they feel about it: happy, angry, sad, confused, frustrated, stressed or worried.
Next, they can choose from a list of topics – for instance, a child who was worried about school might be able to select ‘I haven’t done my homework’ as the cause of their worry. Finally, they’ll see a page of advice about the topic, presented in child-friendly bite-sized chunks they can read then or save for later.
You can more information and download the Ollee app here: https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee