Support for pupils

 

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 Are you worried about something?

If you are worried, it is always good to talk to someone you trust, whether that is at home or at school. It's important to share what's troubling you.

You can always talk to the adults in school, or contact your teachers via Google Classroom or email.  Click here to find out the email addresses of your teachers.

If you're in KS1, you can tell the Worry Monster in your class your worries. If you're in KS2, you can use 'I wish my teacher knew' Google Form.

 

How to ask for help:

There are lots of ways to ask an adult to help you. Here are some ideas:

"Nan, I'm feeling scared. Can I talk to you?..."

"Ms Smith, can I talk to you? I'm worried about something..."

"Dad, something happened when I was gaming. Can you help me?..."

Tell them about how you are feeling and explain what has happened. The adult should listen and help you.

 

Here are some other sources of support:

Childline - Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call them on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Mind Information and Support for Young People - Information for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives.

Thinkuknow - Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

How you can look after your health and wellbeing:

Activities to spread happiness at home - At the moment it's more important than ever to continue to spread happiness and positivity with those around us and to look after our mental health.  Activities include, creating your own top trumps, making a gratitude wall and a how to be happy scrapbook.

Active Breaks - fun physical activities to do throughout the day as a way to get active, have fun as a family and break up the day. Examples include, hide and seek, den or fort building and 'hot potato' ball games.

Circle Time Fun - fun activities that you can do offline

Childline Calm Zone - There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

The Happy Newspaper - The Happy News resource pack is a downloadable PDF full of happy news stories, activities and ideas to inspire you to look for the good. We hope it will encourage you all to look for your own happy news and acts of kindness in your schools and communities.

Practise mindfulness with Go Noodle

Try some guided relaxation:

Books and stories about dealing with different feelings and worries

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright

The Very Hungry Worry Monsters by Rosie Greening & Lara Ede

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas