At Crackley Bank Primary School, wellbeing is an important part of our ethos. Making sure all of our children, their families and our staff have support to look after their health is vital to us. If you have any questions, need some advice or just want to talk, please get in touch. Please find information and advice below to help you further.
A book about worries and the coronavirus.
Resources to Support Wellbeing at Home
StarLine is a new and updating service available to parents and carers of pupils from all schools nationwide. It offers free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. For more information, visit www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.
Covid Fact Sheet for Parents - Lots of information for you to support your child and your own mental health.
Looking after your feelings and your body
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Have a look at this well being menu. You can access it here, or you can find the links on each picture below them. We think some of these ideas are lovely
Chartwells have created a youtube channel which will give you some healthy snacks to create at home. Which one will you make first? Click below to be directed to their channel.
Click on the link below for CBBC Newsround. Super for regular news updates for children:
Information for younger children
From Speech and language advice, feeding to parent well being.
Support for the Mind - Keep Your Brain Healthy!
Thrive inside with Smiling Mind. Lots of useful ideas.
Click this link for lots of games and information for children and parents alike.
Mental Health and Young People - helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.
Young MindsThey are the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
Keeping a journal and doing daily exercise can help us to look after our wellbeing. You can download a free Wellbeing Journal and take part in some 15-minute exercises.
Reliable up to date information on mental health and well-being for all.
Resources to support parents and carers with Health and Wellbeing. Password UKTWINKLHELPS.
Support for the Body - Let's Get Moving!
Spread The Happiness have shared their Nursery Rhymes and Dough Disco videos for free.
Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm.
A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked resources to educate and entertain children at home
Fun curriculum linked resources to get your child moving while they learn at home.
Further Support for Parenting
Click on the Children's Society for a guide for parents on how to suppport your child.
Setting up a successful home learning environment and creating a routine can be challenging. Here you can find an article written by teachers, sharing their tips about creating a timetable for learning at home:www.theschoolrun.com/home-learning-timetables-for-coronavirus-school-closures
Exercise for Adults
If you find online videos helpful for exercising at home, why not visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/move-more/home-workout-videos/ as a starting point.
If you have limited mobility, or if you are new to home exercise, you could consider using one of these chair-based exercises here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/
Further support for parents online
Here are some more websites that you might find helpful for supporting children when schools are closed:
Think you Know - online safety
Action for Happiness:
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 24/7 Crisis Care Centre
0300 123 0907 (Option 1)
Connecting with the natural world is proven to have a positive impact on our mental health. Why not try one of these activities with your child/ren?