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13th May 2021

As you may be aware it is Mental Health Awareness week, at Cumwhinton School we promote both a Healthy Body as well as a Healthy Mind.

Please find below some fact sheets and advice about various different things you may find your child/ren struggling with. 

There is also a link to Kooth which is an on-line help forum for children to talk to someone in confidence, also a link to Public Health 5-19 which is a fantastic website full of amazing ideas and useful links to help you and your child throughout your childs life.

25th January 2021

As we are approaching Children's Mental Health week (1st -7th February), there are lots of companies offering help and advice to help both children and parents at this difficult time. 

The following link has some helpful advice for parents including advice about immunisations to and keeping healthy

Please see below invites to live chats with school nurses as well as invitations to Kooth and MyTime which are both mental health support networks as well as an invite to E-School Nurse sessions for more general enquiries and support.

E-School Nurse invite

Barnardos Invite

Kooth invite

17th November 2020

Please see below our Cumwhinton School Toolkit we have created. 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.

Wellbeing Toolkit

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:
Health & Well-Being Ambassador:  Mrs. Broomby
Hello everyone, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. 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. I have shared some interesting documents below please have a read at your leisure, I hope they help in some way to support you and your children.

Cumwhinton School Mental Health & Well-Being Leaflet

Some useful ideas on how to support your children.

Helping children and young people to manage anxiety

Try some of these anxiety busting ideas with all ages of children to keep them focused and happy.

A few ideas for our older children to try and to give parents some guidance too.

Anxiety Booklet