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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Parents Meeting

 

It was lovely to see some parents at this meeting. 

The meeting was an introduction to TRICKBOX, we are using this programme in school to support the mental health and wellbeing of your chidren. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to know more about TRICKBOX then have a look at the power point below. In TRICKBOX time children are taught a series of  'tricks' to help them deal with everyday situations. These tricks are printed on cards and used throughout the school.

If you would like to purchase a box of TRICKBOX cards to use with your child at home Mrs Anderson will be selling them for £5 in the office.

 

 

Trick Box 

We are becoming a Trick Box School!

                                              

                                               

 

As part of our whole school, wellbeing approach we are using Trick Box.

Trick Box is a fun and effective personal development programme designed to help children:

  • Build confidence
  • Manage emotions and anxiety
  • Develop communication skills
  • Make positive choices about actions
  • Coach themselves through challenges.

 

                                  

 

Jump Start Jonny 

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Jump start Jonny is a series of online workout videos to get kids active at school.The videos are easy to access and pitched at a great level for the children so it is inclusive for all. They aim to increase children's base fitness levels but also help improve concentration by giving children a 'brain break', helping them to refocus.

As well as Energizer activities there are also some exercise challenges and chill out videos. The children learn how to relax properly by taking part in mindfulness activities.

 

You can have a go at home by going to the Jump start Jonny website. www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk 

Dolphins try Jumpstart Jonny

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ELSA

 

 

 ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSA was originally developed within Southampton then Hampshire by Sheila Burton, an Educational Psychologist. It was designed to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.

 

Mrs Grant is the ELSA within our school. She covers a wide range of things with children including: social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories, therapeutic stories, anger management, self esteem and counselling skills such as solution focused and friendship. 

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