Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Theme – ‘Kindness‘
During these unprecedented times it is important for all of us to look after our mental wellbeing. Below are some resources that might be able to help you.
Paula Nagle, Place2Be Educational Psychologist, has put together some really lovely slides sharings tips on ‘Looking after your families’ mental health at home’.
For health and fitness Joe Wicks has everything from 5 Minute Moves to the now famous PE with Joe at 9 every morning! Great for a routine
Spirit of Salford launched a helpline yesterday for anyone self-isolating who cannot ask family or friends for support. Support is aimed at essential supplies/food/fuel and looking after pets
Childline have made some changes to their availability which is showcased in the above link
https://www.childline.org.uk/ – 0800 1111 as always
The Calm Zone also has lots of activities
“Oh she has definitely changed…in the way she feels about her school life, her home life, and just the way she is in herself – she is a lot happier” – Parent
“Place2Be helps you feel less angry, make friends, get more confident, sort out your problems, make you feel special, make everything better.” – Year 5 pupil
Moorfield Primary works with Place2Be, the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
How Place2Be helps pupils
Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group.
Place2Be also works with children individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.
There is a dedicated Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This helps children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.
Other support from Place2Be
Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Tennille to find out more.
Our Place2Be School Project Manager is Annette, who works on Thursdays and Fridays.
You can contact her via email, telephone 0161 775 4772 or face-to-face.