At Divine Saviour we care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. As well as caring for their education we also care for their mental health and wellbeing and feel that it is essential to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their health.
We are taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways that they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home; including activity ideas ,tips for parents and carers, and an online assembly which will be available from Monday 1st February. Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.ukto find out more!
The Anna Freud Centre is transforming mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.
A really helpful website which includes, downloadable self-help activities, information guides, videos and more .
The NHS Every Mind Matters website is full of expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Resources to support your child during the coronavirus outbreak:
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Many ways to share a hug' - Social Story
Ten tips for talking to your child about Coronavirus
The ideas on this website can be helpful for all pupils, but particularly if they are finding changes unsettling.