We understand that in order to learn, children need to be well in all senses of the word. Having focused on healthy bodies and healthy relationships, over the past few years we have been working on helping children develop healthy minds too. Using techniques like yoga, structured breathing, visualisation, relaxation and mindfulness, we aim to provide children with a range of tools to help them manage their emotions and deal with stressful situations. We encourage children to talk about how they are feeling and acknowledge that it is quite usual to feel a range of emotions and these will come and go throughout the day.
We are a trailblazing school with the newly-launched MHST, enabling us to access training, advice and support from a team of 10 mental health professionals. Jody, Gemma and Emma from the MHST gave an informative presentation on Worries and Anxiety and we have included their links, references and slides below. We hope you find these useful but, if you are concerned that you child has anxiety, please come and talk to our Mental Health Lead, Mrs Patterson.
The name of the book I discussed is called – ‘Helping my child with fear and worries’.
Here is the google books link.