Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Owston Park, we pride ourselves on being a warm environment where individuality is nurtured, difference is celebrated and openness is promoted. We support our children to become independent, resilient, collaborative and adaptable learners, who have a voice about the type of support that they value. Our doors are always open to our parents and school community. We work closely with local agencies to signpost families to organisations that can provide support.
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved Bronze Status in the School Mental Health Award for the work we do in promoting positive mental health for all our stakeholders, in partnership with the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.
This unprecedented time is going to be hard for many of us. We've compiled a list of resources that may provide some support. As always, we are here for you. Please don't hesistate to contact us if you feel that you or your child need some support - we can signpost you in the right direction. The school building may be closed to everyone except key workers' children, but we're still here for you. Stay safe.
Resources to support children and parents:
In this lovely little eBook, 'How to not go to school', each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
This book, Coronosaurus Rex, is a fun story about a child who realises that the virus is not a huge dinosaur but a virus, and learns the best way to stay safe. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
This E-Book, 'Everybody Worries' by John Bergerman, is a picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Young Minds is a fantastic charity who promote children's mental health. They have compiled a list of questions to ask children to open up the conversation around mental health during lockdown. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Childline can offer advice for children feeling anxious or overwhelmed. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
CAMHS guidance on supporting children with their mental health during lockdown CLICK HERE TO VIEW
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced this document with advice CLICK HERE TO VIEW
NSPCC guidance on parenting and your well-being during lockdown CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Sadly, it’s going to be an inevitable part of life for many of us dealing with loss. Below are a number of websites that can help with any loss we may have suffered as families.