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Welcome to our Well-being page 

We hope that the information on this page is useful for you and your child. 

Explore the links below to find out how you can support your child's well being and mental health.

Don't forget about yourself! Being a parent is a rewarding but tough job! We all need a helping hand from time to time. Looking after your own well being and mental health is important too. 

Our staff at Dalestorth are here to support you. We will always make time to provide a listening ear if you need to talk. 

 

Dalestorth's Well-Being Intent:

 

At Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School, we are aiming towards having a mentally healthy, supportive and caring school for our children, our adults and our wider community. We are on a journey to discover how we can support all those who are part of our school community. These are the first steps to creating a long lasting, purposeful approach to supporting mental health and emotional well-being across the life of Dalestorth. We are aiming to and beginning to focus on three key areas, to support, enhance, nurture and develop the emotional well-being, mindfulness and mental health of children, staff and parents along with the wider community.

 

We believe that children with good mental health and well-being can:

  • learn and explore the world
  • feel, express and manage positive and negative emotions
  • form and maintain good relationships with others
  • cope with, and manage, change, setbacks and uncertainty
  • develop and thrive.

 

When children look after their mental health and develop their coping skills it can help them to boost their resilience, self-esteem and confidence. It can also help them learn to settle themselves, feel calm, and engage positively with their education - which can, in turn, improve their academic attainment. Therefore our aim is to develop our school into a mentally healthy one not just for our children, but all those who have any role to play in the life of Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School.

Nature and Mental Health - Mental Health Foundation #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2021

Did you know that connecting with nature can be good for our mental health?This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to grow awareness of the role nature can...

Top tips for connecting with nature - There's a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health. Here are lots of simple ways to bring nature into your everyday.

You're never too young to talk mental health: Tips for talking for parents and carers. This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday conversation.

MindEd: talking to my child MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. This topic aims to help parents/carers find ways to communicate with children and teenagers at times when they might need it.

20 Tips on improving Well-Being

Do you have a child under 5? Look here for activities to support your young child's social and emotional learning at home.

Have a go at making your own activity picker!

A guide to caring for the mental wellbeing of a child

Tips on how to talk to your child about the Coronavirus

The Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development has worked in partnership with University of Oxford to create a film giving parents tips on how to talk to very young children about the pandemic.

Tips for parents on how to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus

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