Mental Health & Wellbeing for Parents
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School
We are committed to supporting the mental health and well being of our pupils, parents and staff. It is a priority of ours to ensure we are supporting the children and their families with good quality support and education.
Please read below for tips in supporting your child's mental health and a link to the Every Child Matters Website.
NHS’s Top 5 Tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world (please view all tips on Every Mind Matters website):
1. Be there to listen - Ask the children and young people you look after how they are doing regularly so they get used to speaking about their feelings.
2. Stay involved in their life - Show interest in their life and the things that are important to them.
3.Support positive routines - Be a positive role model and support positive behaviours including regular bedtime routines, healthy eating and getting active.
4. Encourage their interests - Being active, creative, learning things and being a part of a team are all good for mental health. Support children and young people to explore their interests.
5.Take what they say seriously - Help the children and young people you look after feel valued in what they say and help them work through difficult emotions.
Mental Health and Well Being Activities to Try at Home:
*Make a special card for someone.
*Tell someone why they are special.
*Keep Active – even if you are indoors.
*Cosmic Kids Yoga - Home - Cosmic Kids
*Cook your favourite food together.
*Make and use Playdough.
*Create a playlist of your favourite songs.
*Have a technology free day.
*Write a letter to a friend or someone special.
*Play a game together.
*Play a board game or make your own game.
*Learn a new skill, knitting, drawing a portrait, juggling.
*Stop and watch the clouds. What shapes can you see?
*Make a dance to your favourite song.
*Create a reading den then snuggle under to enjoy your favourite book.
*Make a fairy garden.
*Collect stones from the garden and pain them.
*Cook and bake.
*Make a model using your recycling.
*Playing with balloons.
If you need help with overcoming your own or your child's anxiety, support about Coronavirus or have any other worries or concerns please get in touch with school, your child's class teacher or explore the following pages: