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Returning to School

As the summer comes to an end some children (and grown-ups) may be experiencing a range of emotions about coming back to school next week. 

For many of us this will be the first time that we have been back at school since lockdown and any worries that we have (no matter how big or small) are perfectly natural to feel. 

Please be reassured that we will be doing everything we can to support the children and their wellbeing.  Below are a few examples of activities on the internet that can be used to help with your child's transition back into school.  We hope that you find them useful.

We are really excited to see you all!

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Wellbeing and Return to School Activities

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Trailblazers

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As a Trailblazer School we are able to access professional support for our families.

During this difficult time it is really important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing.  It is only natural to feel worried and unsettled but if this prevents us from functioning or feeling like ourselves it is really important to speak to someone.  

Trailblazers can support children and their families over the telephone and can provide specialist advice for families around changes in behaviour, anxiety and low mood.  Trailblazers have also created their own wellbeing packs that can be posted or sent digitally to families.  

You can contact them directly on;

01452 894300 

Monday to Friday 

9am to 5pm

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Wellbeing Packs

Useful Websites

Facts 4 Life

These activities aim to reassure young people (and their families around them) as they live through these unsettling times. They are designed to encourage self-care and support wellbeing, but importantly to be fun and engaging. 

https://facts4life.org/work-for-home-learning/

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CAMHS

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) have put together a range of resources to support children and their families who may be struggling with anxiety during these difficult times. There is a specific section covering the impact of coronavirus, but also more generic links to books, apps and websites.

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Youth Mental Health Canada

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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Each year, a different theme is chosen to focus our attention, and this year’s theme is kindness.

This theme is especially important as we’re all adjusting to social distancing to protect those who we love and those working hard to help the sick and to keep the country going.

Acts of kindness have incredible power to make us feel less alone and connected with our neighbours and community. They’re also acts of courage – as we can feel foolish smiling at a stranger, leaving a thank you note.

We usually hold events at School to mark MHAW, but this year is slightly different; we are encouraging everyone to perform an act of kindness from home, focusing on the different ‘themes’.

  • Monday 18 May: Being kind to yourself – practice self care, read a book, have a lie-in, do some mindfulness
  • Tuesday 19 May: Being kind to someone in your household/family – give them your time, try putting down your phones to talk about how you’re feeling, play a board game, video call family members outside your household.
  • Wednesday 20 May: Being kind to nature – put out some bird seed or plant some bee loving seeds in your garden.
  • Thursday 21 May: Being kind to strangers – smile to people who you pass from a distance and say hello, join in with #clapforcarers, or volunteer your time through the
  • Friday 22 May: Being kind to neighbours – check in on them, ask them if they need help with anything
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10 Days Of Happiness

Be kind to yourself during these uncertain times and boost your wellbeing.  The Covid-19 pandemic brings big challenges for our mental health whether you're isolating at home or trying to live with new restrictions.  This online porgram can help you cope and find a little more happiness!

https://10daysofhappiness.org/#joinform

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