What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and consciousness. This helps us not only to appreciate what is going well, but to respond more skilfully to life’s inevitable challenges.
A particular focus is how our words and actions can affect others. Think “Choose kind”, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and “What is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person”.
The children explore some of the following themes: happiness, kindness, courage, resilience, the power of thought, compassion, self-esteem, emotional self-regulation and dealing with stress and conflict.
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. Connecting with others, being active, taking notice of the world around us, learning and helping others are all ways to promote wellbeing.
The children learn about some wellbeing techniques including breathing, prayer and relaxation.
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Resources and Powerpoints from Parent Talks
- MHST – Introducing the Zones of Regulation
- MHST – Supporting Children as they Settle into School
- MHST – Managing Challenging Behaviour
- MHST – World Mental Health Day KS1
- MHST – World Mental Health Day KS2
There may be times when we need to sign post parents to outside agencies for further support.
Agencies to contact:
- Single Point of Access (SPA) If you are concerned about a child being ‘at risk’
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Service that supports young people with their mental health
- Every Mind Matters Advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing (NHS)
- Off The Record A registered charity in Twickenham providing drop-in counselling, information and sexual health service for young people aged 11-24
- Relate Relationship counselling
- Richmond Mind Charity supporting mental health
- Kooth Provides anonymous and personalised mental health support for children and young people
- Anna Freud – Child in Mind National centre for children and families
- AfC Emotional Health Service resource Hub
- Young Minds Young people’s mental health charity