Mental Health at Oak Hill C of E Primary School

At Oak Hill, we value our mental health as much as our physical health and are keen to nurture total wellbeing in our children. An important aspect of this is an awareness and understanding of mental health as well as being open to talking about mental health.

File icon: pdf Wellbeing Booklet 2021.pdf [pdf 6MB] Click to download

Well Being during Covid-19 Padlet for Children

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Children's Mental Health Week 2021

From 1-7th February 2021, we’re taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is 'Express Yourself'.

Finding creative, enjoyable ways to share our thoughts, feelings and ideas can make us feel good and help our mental health, especially when we face tough situations or difficult times. 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 and tips for parents and carers. Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.ukto find out more!

Proud to support Time to Change

Oak Hill is proud to support the Time to Change campaign. You can find out more information about this campaign by visiting this link: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

Miss Tarling is registered with the campaign as a Mental Health Champion, so please feel free to ask her any questions about Mental Health and she can give support or point you in the right direction for further guidance. 

What is Mental Health?

File icon: pdf What is Mental Health.pdf [pdf 640KB] Click to download

Useful Websites

These websites contain a wealth of information about mental health for children, we hope you find them useful.

External Link Icon MindEd for Families
Safe and reliable advice about young people’s mental health, created by experts and parents together
External Link Icon On Your Mind Gloucestershire
Helping young people in Gloucestershire deal with life's ups and downs
External Link Icon Young Minds Matter
A website aimed at older children providing information about a range of mental health issues, as well as support for parents
External Link Icon NSPCC
This page is full of advice to help you support children with their mental health.
External Link Icon Action for Happiness
Based on the latest research, Action for Happiness has identified the 10 Keys to Happier Living that consistently tend to make life happier and more fulfilling.
External Link Icon Blurt it Out
A list of helpful apps which you can download to support your mental health.
External Link Icon Childline
A free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC.
External Link Icon Youth Mental Health
An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
External Link Icon Chill Panda App
Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.
External Link Icon Mind
This site has useful information for older children and many links to support for adults.

Supporting Your Child at Home during Covid-19

COVID-19 has given rise to increased levels of uncertainty and time spent at home. Gloucestershire County Council has produced a useful document which details 5 key areas for wellbeing that focus on strengths rather than difficulties. The guide below outlines each area with ideas about how to explore these with children at home, as well as further links to free resources. 

Young Minds Matter Gloucestershire has also produced a helpful pack for parents to help support their children which you can find below, or further information at https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Mind has a fantastic hub of Coronavirus content for young people. Visit https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-children-and-young-people/coronavirus/

File icon: pdf Supporting at Home - The Perma Model of Well Being.pdf [pdf 589KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Anxiety Parent Pack.pdf [pdf 358KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Primary Talking to your Kids Coronavirus.pdf [pdf 153KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Self Care.pdf [pdf 796KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Pack Low Mood.pdf [pdf 9MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Pack Keep Safe Let's Talk About It.pdf [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Pack Anxiety ASC & COVID.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent and Primary OCD.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Parent Support

If you are worried about any aspect of your child's wellbeing, the charity Tic+ offers a free, anonymous and confidential helpful for parents of children aged 0-25 in Gloucestershire. You can talk to one of the trained parent support advisors who will be able to support you. Please visit the link below for more information about this service. 

External Link Icon Tic+

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'.

The children at Oak Hill will take part in different activities exploring what mental health is, how we can all keep healthy, and how we can support one another.