Health and Well-being

 

At Christ Church School we strive for all our pupils to have positive mental, emotional, social and physical well-being.

 

What is good mental health and well-being?

Being healthy means much more than having nutritious food and being free from illness. For young children being special to and cared for by someone who is important to them is essential for their physical, social and emotional Health and Well-being. Health and Well-being underpins and determines children’s responses to their environment, to people and to new experiences. Emotional well-being includes relationships, which are close, warm and supportive, and being able to express feelings such as joy, grief, frustration and fear. This leads to the development of coping strategies when faced with new, challenging or stressful situations. Early emotional health and freedom from stress bodes well for mind, brain and body.

 Health and Well-being for young children means that they lead healthy lifestyles, are physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally healthy. At school we work to ensure children have opportunities to engage in physical play, eat a balanced diet and learn about healthy eating and lifestyles.  Learning through health and well-being enables children and young people to make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. School will support children in developing a range of coping strategies which are important life long skills children can take forward to adulthood.

 

At Christ Church school we support our children with teaching the skills for life program. Children are taught how to cope with everyday difficulties, how to communicate with and get on with other people, and build self-awareness and emotional resilience. The lessons taught are based around characters Zippy and Apple and their life stories, giving the children opportunities to discuss and share ideas and build their own bank of coping strategies. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 progressively build their skills covering feelings, friendship, communication, conflict, change and loss and moving forward.

Resources are available for parents to support children at home. Please see the link below.

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-for-parents.html

 

 

Please see some links below which you may find useful:

 

 https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/

 

https://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk/

 

http://www.sleepforkids.org/

 

 https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools-and-youth-groups/