Woodlea Primary School

 

Children's Mental Health

 

 

 

The emotional health and well being of children is just as important as their physical health, even more so during these challenging times. Good mental health and wellbeing will allow children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws their way and help them grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

  

Children's mental health book - Let's start an epidemic of happiness!

     

 

Mental health and wellbeing newsletter 1

Mental health and wellbeing newsletter 2

Mental health and wellbeing newsletter 3

Mental health and wellbeing newsletter 4

Mental health and wellbeing newsletter 5

 Meditation

This promotes a state of calm and can be used to help rest the mind, body and spirit.

It can benefit ADHD, sleep, behaviour problems and school performance.

Click on the links below to try some simple meditations for children.

EYS meditation

 

 

KS1 meditation

 

 

 

LKS2 meditation

 

 

 

UKS2 meditation

 

 

 

Relaxation techniques

 

Mindful activities for children  

Mindful activities can provide children with simple, practical ways to help them regulate their emotional state and focus their attention. When children practise focusing skills, they become more aware of their mind. The activities can help to provide children with the tools to focus their mind, calm down and reflect on a situation when they need to make a choice. Try some of these mindful activities - anyone at home can give them a go.

Sesnory bottles

 

 

Continuous line drawing

 

 

Make your own playdough

 

 

 

Breathing hand exercise

 

 

 

   

Mandala stone painting

 

 

 

 

                 

Useful websites

 

 

Place2be 

Mental Health Foundation

NHS

NSPCC