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Looking after you and your family's mental health and well-being will be paramount in the coming weeks or maybe months.  

 

Please see below links to resources to support you during these challenging times.

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15.6.20... Take care of yourself by trying these SHORT activities from 'The Mindfulness Teacher'.

Gratitude 🌟

Being thankful for the opportunities that being in lockdown has bought.

In touch with nature πŸƒ

This relaxing activity calms and soothes.

High 5! πŸ– Mindfulness for Children

This is a quick breathing technique, great to reduce anger.

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4.6.20...During this pandemic, some people feel stressed and uncertain. It’s understandable to feel anxious, a little bit lost, and very frustrated about not being able to control the situation. However, you can make a difference to how you cope with it, and you can make a difference to how other people are feeling too. The Making a Difference from Home activity pack will help you do just that. In it, you’ll be supported to choose and carry out a mini project to help other people at this time. These people may be your friends and family, or your local community, and what you do might just cause a ripple effect that makes bigger differences to our world in the fullness of time.

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18.5.20...Why do you wear your PPE?

For a child, coming in to hospital can be pretty scary at the best of times, but it's especially daunting at the moment with all the doctors and nurses weari...

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17.5.20

Mindfulness activities

What is Mindfulness? How can mindfulness help you relax and face your challenges? The video below explains all. Try these SHORT activities from 'The Mindfulness Teacher' and see the benefits!

Introducing Mindfulness to Children!

This video explains a bit about what mindfulness is and who I will be aiming my mindfulness videos at.

Mindfulness: Bubble Breathing 🌈

Bubble breathing is a simple yet effective breathing technique to help you to relax and feel more positive 😊

Mindfulness for Children: Body Scanner πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸΌ

A body scan to recognise what is going on in your body.

Rainbow Relaxation: Mindfulness for Children

Enjoy this breathing activity! Made to put a smile on your face and relax you. Aimed at children aged 5-11.

Mindfulness for children: Mindful Looking πŸ‘€

Enjoy the beauty in nature and look deeper than on the surface 🌳 🐦 Look at the shades of colour, the shadows, the different textures and any movement.

Mind Scan: Mindfulness for Children ⭐️ 🧠

Check in with your brain and all the different types of thoughts it has. Let the thoughts float away, like hot air balloons in the sky. ⛅️ 🎈

5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Focus on your senses!

Belly Breathing: Mindfulness for Children

This deep breathing technique is at the core of many mindfulness and relaxation practices.

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A lovely book to share when you are feeling worried...

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Don't Worry Little Bear - book for young children about Coronavirus

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7.5.20.....We All Have Mental Health

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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Coronavirus story for kids

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Big Life Journal Podcasts

 

 

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Coronavirus:  SEND and Mental Health, Social and Emotional Well-Being 

 

Upperby Primary School is fully committed to supporting the mental health, social and emotional well-being of our pupils and their families. As a school we are being directed by the Government are providing a childcare provision. The Government list of ‘key workers’ for this childcare can be found at here.  

 

The following list of contacts that are available to all families, should they need support during these uncertain and challenging times. Please keep safe and look after yourselves!

 

 

  • Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus.

 

  • Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing.

 

  • Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing.

 

 

  • Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.

 

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