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Wellbeing Diary Dates

World Mental Health Day 10th Oct 2019

Anti-Bullying Week 11th- 15th Nov 2019

Odd Socks Day Tuesday 12th Nov 2019

 

 

Useful contacts- 

Childline- 

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

NSPCC helpline- 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/our-services/nspcc-helpline/

 

Health advice for children including feelings and anxiety- 

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/

 

 

Advice for parents: 

Nottinghamshire confidential parentline-

https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs. uk/parentline

Parents' helpline from Young Minds-

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

 

 

Anti-bullying advice:

Kidscape- https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-bullying/

 

 

 

Cyberbullying advice- 

CEOP Thinkuknow-

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Keeping children safe online- 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

 

Wellbeing and Mental Health Blog 2019 - 2020

September 2019

Wellbeing Warriors

September saw the appointment of  6 Year 6 pupils as our new Wellbeing Warriors - mental health champions who will be the pupil voice of wellbeing and anti-bullying in school. Well done to Joseph, Nayema, Eva, Kiki, Harrison and Amy. They have been working hard to support The Retreat Room, our indoor, wellbeing lunch club, and have been thinking of ways to support wellbeing initiatives in school. Well done too to all the children who applied to be Wellbeing Warriors- it was a  tricky job to select them. The high number of applications bears testament to what a fabulous bunch of caring children we have at The GSA! 

 

The Retreat Room

Started last academic year, The Retreat Room continues to offer an indoor space for a mix of children from F2 to Year 6 on a Friday lunch time. Aiming to provide a retreat from the playground, it proves a very popular option and improves the wellbeing of children who may prefer a smaller space or time to chat or a more relaxing atmosphere. 

 

October 2019 

World Mental Health Day

For the first time, we took part in World Mental Health Day to shine a light on the importance of wellbeing and mental health within school. Each class, focused on mental health in their weekly Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lesson.

   

Hello Yellow- to mark World Mental Health Day, we joined the national campaign to add a splash of yellow to our uniforms, in support for the Young Minds charity. The school looked very cheerful indeed and it certainly achieved it's aim to get the children talking about their feelings. 

 

Feelings check-in

We took the opportunity of World Mental Health Day, to launch our feelings check-in charts in every class. Each pupil now has the chance to move an anonymous peg each day to let us know how they're doing. They may be feeling fabulous but they may request a check-in - a chat with their teacher, if they are not feeling great. #ItsOkNotToBeOk #BritainGetTalking

 

Compliments all-round on World Mental Health Day

 

Anti-bullying Week 2019

We are busy preparing for Anti-Bullying Week which will take place, this year, on the 11th-15th November. The theme this year, Change Starts With Us, allows us to think about our own responsibility to anti-bullying. Watch this video from the Anti-Bullying Alliance to find out what children have to say about stopping bullying, making changes and how it all starts with us, the individual... 

 

 

Look at these top anti-bullying tips for children-

 Odd Socks Day 

We will be, once again, taking part in Odd Socks Day which this year, is on Tuesday 12th November. Grab some odd socks and let your oddness shine! A time to encourage all children to be themselves and to embrace their oddness and what makes them unique. #madeinhisimageandlikeness #alldifferentallequal #changestartswithus

 

Anti-Bullying Competition Time - 

What? Anti-bullying competition. F2 and KS1- an anti-bullying poster competition; KS2- an anti-bullying poetry competition. General anti-bullying or based on the theme Change Starts With Us. On A4 paper. 

When? Deadline 8th November. Winners will be announced in Anti-Bullying Week. 

Winning entries should have a powerful anti-bullying message and be eye-catching and illustrated as the winners' work will be on display. Make sure your name and class are on the back. 

 

Staying Safe Online

With Anti-Bullying Week not too far away, let's look again at internet safety. Last November, we had a visit from the NSPCC and the O2 who work in partnership to keep children safe online. They delivered a parent workshop which had the greatest attendance in the region. This is good news as they only visit schools every 2-3 years. Their website, Netaware https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ gives up-to-date advice on all social networking, apps and games so check it out for the latest advice about the apps that your child may be using. 

Do you talk to your children enough about how you keep them safe online? Watch this short video clip below...

 

Watch Andy and the Odd Sock's video, Change for Anti-Bullying Week 2019.