Emotional Health & Mental Wellbeing
At Christ Church Primary School we believe that good social, emotional and mental wellbeing can create the foundations for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. This is embedded in all aspects of our wide, varied and inclusive curriculum. We use Oldham's whole school approach, 'Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times' to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and or intervention.
Key people in school
Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead: Mrs Holroyd (Deputy Head)
If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. NHS England offers the following advice.
Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This is not much of a problem for most people, but for people with insomnia, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful.
Your routine depends on what works for you, but the most important thing is working out a routine and sticking to it.
First of all, keep regular sleeping hours. This programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine.
Most adults need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep every night. By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.
It is also important to try and wake up at the same time every day. While it may seem like a good idea to try to catch up on sleep after a bad night, doing so on a regular basis can also disrupt your sleep routine.
Winding down is a critical stage in preparing for bed. There are lots of ways to relax:
More advice can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-to-get-to-sleep/
Please see some links below which you may find useful:
World Mental Health Awareness
In school we celebrated World Mental Health Day. We discussed what mental health is and shared ideas about how we can help our bodies to feel calm.