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.

 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Here are some screen free home learning activities.

School Closure

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:

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

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.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children
https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
https://rainbowsgb.org/what-we-do/

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