Menu
Home Page
Preston C of E Primary School is a member of Preston Primary Academy Trust

Interactive Bar

Google Services

Search

Search

Translate

Translate

Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness

Welcome to our school’s well-being page.

We want to ensure that pupils, parents and staff can easily access resources to support their well-being.  

There are numerous links to advice and tips that cover many aspects of mental health. Therefore, we have selected a range of resources to direct you to the appropriate support to help your children and family. We recognise that emotional health and wellbeing has a significant impact on everyone’s lives. Hence, during the current climate, the element of uncertainty and change to usual routine has been unsettling for many.  

As a result, you may find yourself dealing with different behaviours or want to know how you can help the people around you. These resources can help you in: supporting anxiety, calming techniques; tips to support mental health and support services.  

As a school, we aim to help our community by understanding how we can maintain and look after our well-being so please don’t forget that we are available via the Year Group emails as well as the usual school contact number to help you with any concerns you have regarding wellbeing. We hope the following links provide quick access to clear advice.  

Latest News - Mental Health Awareness Week

10th-16th May 2021

Mental Health Foundation

 

During this week, we will continue to promote the importance of looking after mental health to our pupils. It is proven that connecting with nature and going outside can make us feel good. Therefore, we will be creating opportunities for the classes to go outside and observe nature to complete activities such as sketching landscapes and writing poems. 

To get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week, connect with nature for this year's theme from the Mental Health Foundation. Please use the links below for ideas and resources.

Relevant websites

Websites related to nature and mental health.

Children's Mental Health Week 

1st - 7th February 2021

We are delighted to have taken part in this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week to continue to promote the importance of our pupil’s well-being and emotional health. We had such a fantastic involvement in this year’s theme – Express Yourself. 

Our school's participation involved an art project called 'This Is Me' where every child had the opportunity to create their own tile to contribute to a whole school art piece. Each year group had their own colour of the rainbow. When we are able to collect more entries back in, we hope to create our full rainbow in recognition of key workers during lockdown.

We loved seeing everyone joining in by wearing a fun accessory/hat to their teacher's chosen live call to take part in 'Express yourself'. We hope this spread some positivity and smiles. 

'This is Me' art project and Children's Mental Health Week explanation

Looking after our Mental Health 

Information for parents carers, staff and pupils.

How to support a family member if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus

6 Ways To Help Your Anxious Child - article

Keeping children calm - activities

Mind, the mental health charity - useful links  

Mentally Healthy Schools - useful link

Every Mind Matters - useful link

Contacts and support for young people and families

Free course available to families during lockdown

 

In partnership with Somerset Skills & Learning, Young Somerset are hosting a series of free online workshops to give families the right tools and advice to be able to support their wellbeing during lockdown. 
The course includes four consecutive, 2 hour sessions and will take place weekly on Monday evenings 18:00-20:00. This is a rolling course; the first course will begin on Monday 1st February and will be repeated monthly until July. If you are unable to attend all four sessions, you can still enrol on the course.

Additional support 

Past events

#HelloYellow 2020

A sea of yellow entered our gates here at Preston Primary for World Mental Health Day. Aiming to raise awareness for the importance of looking after pupils' mental health, we decided to raise money for the charity YoungMinds with a #HelloYellow event. Spreading positivity, we discussed why we should talk about how we feel and motivating our peers. Every class made their own contribution, including: learning calming meditation methods, painting abstract art to portray our thoughts, some fun photoshoots and much more!  

We hope our #HelloYellow day reminded our children to continue to be kind to one another and keep positive about the future going forward. 

£412.73 raised. Thank you to everyone who donated and took part.

#HelloYellow donation certificate

Top