Sometimes life can be challenging for both children and adults and that can affect our wellbeing and mental health. At Wootton Bassett Infants we believe that being mentally healthy is vital for us to cope with day-to-day life and that wellbeing needs to be a high priority in order for children to be ready for learning. On this page we will be sharing ideas about how to support your own and your child's wellbeing and mental health.
What is mental health?
Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organization)
How can I help my child with their mental health?
1. Make conversations about mental health a normal part of life: Anywhere is a good place to talk; in the car, walking the dog or cooking together. Model everyday talk about feelings such as by talking about a book or TV character’s feelings.
We want all adults and children to feel that they can come to speak to us about any worries or concerns that they may have. There is support that we can offer in school and we will do our upmost to provide this. However, sometimes it may be the case that we feel more suitable support can be found elsewhere and we can signpost you to the correct organisation or professional.
Please find below some helpful websites and organisations that can offer support with mental health.
We hope to achieve our Silver award this year so please look out for information regarding this as we may need your support at home.