Mental Health & Wellbeing

At Copthorne we recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing. 

We support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the following ways:

Prevention: creating a safe and calm environment where mental health problems are less likely, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school population, and equipping pupils to be resilient so that they can
manage the normal stress of life effectively. This will include teaching pupils about mental wellbeing through the curriculum and reinforcing this teaching through school activities and ethos.

Identification: recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible.

Early support: helping pupils to access evidence based early support and interventions.

Access to specialist support: working effectively with external agencies to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment.

 

Useful Links

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

 

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

 

Childline

Call 0800 1111 to get help and advice about a wide range of issues or to talk to a counsellor online.

 

Childline Calm Zone

For breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

 

Childline Kids

Content targeted to under 12’s

 

Eating Healthily

Easy ways to eat well and move more

 

Every Mind Matters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support new Every Mind Matters advice for looking after mental wellbeing

 

Go Noodle

Movement and mindfulness videos

 

Meditation

Links to free online guided meditations

 

MindEd

 An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

 

The Child Bereavement Network

Advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak

 

Wellbeing Journal for Kids  

Outside the Box has produced a free activity journal to help children to enhance their mental wellbeing through a range of activities

 

 

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