Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
At Livingstone Primary School we aim to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, morally and physically. As well as caring for their education we also care for their mental health and wellbeing and feel that it is essential to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their wellbeing.
In 2019 we were really proud to receive the AcSeed Accreditation in recognition of the substantial work and effort that goes into providing for and supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our pupils.
Livingstone Primary continues to be dedicated to creating a happy, caring and supportive environment and this half term we are introducing the The Worry Wizard® across our school.
This is a whole school approach to helping children and young people develop tools to help manage their worries before they become significant issues that impact their wellbeing. The Worry Wizard® comes with a complete set of lesson plans and resources for use in the classroom alongside a range of products that parents and carers can use to help support their childrens wellbeing at home. For further information about The Worry Wizard® please visit https://www.theworrywizard.com
At our school we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain friendships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that every individual counts
- encourage children to be confident and embrace differences
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
- ensure that all staff feel supported and offer appropriate help and support when required
If you have any questions regarding emotional wellbeing or mental health please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. Our learning mentor, Mrs Parkinson, has a great deal of experience in this area so please also contact her if you need support.
If you would like to find out more you can contact any of the below services for advice or resources that are available to parents and carers. There is also information on online resources and apps that can be of use to help improve wellbeing.
Parents can get advice about what support may be available by visiting https://www.tameside.gov.uk/mentalhealth/children
There was also an app / website called Ollee https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee. It is funded by BBC Children in Need and is a means of communicating and getting advice for 8-11year olds.