Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Click on the image for an excellent NHS resource for parents/carers.
It addresses information on wellbeing tips, life's challenges, anxiety, money worries and children and young people's mental health
It's easy to forget about your own wellbeing when life feels overwhelming. The Wellbeing section particularly has a short quiz that will produce a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, sleep better and feel more in control.
Small things can make a big difference. Click on the green button to answer 5 simple questions to get your personalised mental health action plan.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Their monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. Download them below.
Click on the logo above to access advice about child and adolescent mental health services - all mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, voices, self harm and suicide. There is training and support for parents and carers, professional and education staff.
Young Minds have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open up about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. The image links to the parents page and there are also pages for young people and professionals.
Feelings come in all shapes and sizes.
When you help children express and understand their emotions, you’re helping them to overcome challenges, understand others, and communicate. In simple everyday ways, you can give them important tools that will help them handle big feelings, little ones, and every feeling in between.
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11 – created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me Initiative. It helps them explore feelings around school, family, friends and the world – and share advice with a parent or trusted adult.Children can tell Ollee how they’re feeling and it will give them ideas about what to do. If they’re not sure, Ollee will help them figure it out. Together, parents and children can share Ollee’s advice and talk about feelings together through connected accounts. The app is on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Click on the image above for NHS leaflets to support our Great Crosby Families. Topics covered: abuse, alcohol, anxiety, bereavement, Anger, depression, domestic abuse, eating disorders, food for thought, health anxiety, hearing voices, obsessions and compulsions, panic, post traumatic stress, prison support, depression and low mood for partners. These leaflets all have links to further services and support. If you need any help in these areas, for local agencies please contact Mrs Solkin firstname.lastname@example.org
This page includes useful resources to support families with children suffering from school anxiety due to emotional difficulties. There are guidance brochures for parents/carers, children and young people. There also documents to help you record your child's concerns and worries to use when attending school meetings to help identify support. Click on the green button for the brochure for parents and carers.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the feeling of bereavement may affect some children. The Grief Encounter website may be useful child who may be struggling after a bereavement? Click on the image for some information that we hope can support your child through this extremely challenging time.
Try doing the daily reflection.
Download the current and previous Action for Happiness calendars
Action for Happiness New Ways November 2022 (pdf)Download
Action For Happiness Optimistic October 2022 (pdf)Download
Action For Happiness Sept 2022 (pdf)Download
Action For Happiness Jump Back Up July 2022 (pdf)Download
Action for Happiness Joyful June 2022 (pdf)Download
Action For Happiness Meaningful May 2022 (pdf)Download
Alder Hey Hospital made this video as it can be difficult to find the words to explain coronavirus to young children. This useful guide helps, answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
Written by a primary school teacher, Mr Forde, Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.
Click on the image.
There is an option to donate to NHS Charities Together.
Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week, from 1-5 February, the Liverpool Whole School Approach CAMHS Partnership and The Liverpool Learning Partnership hosted a series of live-streamed events. Click the image to watch an introductory video.
The free events are aimed at children, families and school staff.
Mixed Mondays – looking at the different feelings and emotions that we experience
Talk Tuesdays – thinking about words to express feelings and build resilience
What number Wednesday? Looking at expressing how we feel on a scale of 1-10
Tame it Thursday – thinking about how feels make us behave and how we can tame big feelings
Feel good Friday – thinking about the things that make us feel good.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week was Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health.
Click the button for free resources.
Mentally Healthy Schools - The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, has produced a toolkit of resources for children, parents and carers to have mental health conversations, helping children to express their feelings.