Health and Wellbeing Workshops
On Monday 24th June all children took part in Health and Wellbeing Workshops.
You may have heard about the growing concerns regarding the Mental Health and Wellbeing of children. The Mental Health Foundation reports that ‘Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. ... The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health’. With this in mind, we have been working with a Mindfulness and Wellbeing practitioner, Amy Phillips, who is running a series of workshops across all age ranges within the school.
The focus will be to develop different areas such as:
Confidence and self-esteem.
Relaxation techniques for stress.
Anxiety and coping with change.
Compassion, empathy and kindness to oneself and each other.
Social and emotional skills.
We hope to be able to give the children some valuable life-long skills which will support their motivation and engagement in learning and achievement.