The Government state that children should be taught about physical health and mental wellbeing in order to support them to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. The aim is to enable them to look after their mental and physical wellbeing and recognise when they themselves or their classmates may be struggling. There will be a focus on promoting the positive link between physical and mental health.
During the last year or so, events relating to COVID-19 Coronavirus have thrown up some extraordinary challenges for everyone. Many of our children may be feeling worried or anxious as their daily routines have changed. We have created a document which aims to support their Wellbeing during the Coronavirus Lockdown and help you and your child/children to cope and deal with the changes.
Nationally, February 1st - 7th February 2021 is Children's Mental Health Week. The links below provide information and a range of activities that can be used to support good mental health in children.
If you wish to take a look at Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week website, please click on the link below:
Beaufort Mental Health Newsletters
Below are a selection of websites providing information and resources relating to mental health and wellbeing.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
This site was created for young people and parents/carers and contains a wide range of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and well-being.
Anna Freud - National Centre for Children and Families
This site provides information about self-care and suggests things that children and families can do to look their own mental health.
The National Literacy Trust - The Book of Hopes
'The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children'. This book is published by Bloomsbury who have very kindly allowed The National Literacy Trust to share the book for free during lockdown.