Emotional Health and Well Being
“Emotionally healthy children are able to grow and learn through their good and bad feelings and experiences, make friends, enjoy their own company and have fun.”
(Sheffield Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy for Children and Young People – Children’s Plan)
What do we do in school to develop good well-being?
Teach Personal, Health & Social Education (PSHE)
Teach Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
Run School Councils
Teach children about healthy diets
Encourage children to play and learn outdoors
Teach children to be safe on line
Give children alternatives to ‘screen time’
Provide bereavement support
Provide challenges and opportunities for children
Run interventions such as ‘Circle of Friends’ & ELAI emotional literacy support
Offer Nurture based Provision
Work on children’s ‘Wishes & Feelings’
Teach children about rules, rewards and consequences
Run workshops to support parents
Support all the family with our own Family Support Worker
Books to help with those tricky subjects…
Beautiful OOPS! By Barney Saltzberg – A book to reinforce that making a mistake is OK and that a mistake can, quite often, turn into good.
Affirmation Weaver by Lori Lite– A ‘believe in yourself’ story of turning self-doubt into self-belief. Children relate to the Dolphin in this story as the sea creatures show him hot to believe in himself. This story can help bolster self-image, manage stress and anxiety and accomplish goals.
The Dot by Peter Reynolds – A story all about perseverance and believing you can do something.
The Lovables in the Kingdon of Self-Esteem by Diana Loomans – This book helps children to feel unique, confident, enthusiastic and loved, while playful, rhyming text teaches the value of positive affirmation.
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