Looking after your Mental Health and Well-being
Social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine, are important protective factors for both children and adults mental health.
Materials to promote and support mental well-being are included in the list of government online resources to help children to learn at home.
Public Health England’s Rise Above platform supports young people and the Department of Health and Social Care is providing £5 million of additional funding to support mental health charities to increase their provision for adults and children at this time.
Over the next week we will be updating this section of the website to include further advice and suggestions that you could include in the children's daily routines.
Please click on the following Wiltshire Council and NHS links to documents for further information on managing health and well-being during the current crisis. Clicking on the thrive icon will take you to the school's thrive page.
Public Health England is reminding parents and carers that childhood immunisations are continuing through the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Parents have been urged to keep GP appointments for routine jabs during the coronavirus crisis and to make sure routine childhood immunisations - which offer protection from a range of serious and sometimes life-threatening infections, including measles and meningitis - are started and completed on time.
While preventing the spread of Covid-19 and protecting those who are most vulnerable is a public health priority, it is very important to maintain good vaccine uptake and coverage of immunisations.
The childhood immunisation programme protects against diseases including whooping cough, measles, meningitis and pneumonia.
Surgeries are still offering vaccination appointment for children and parents are urged to make sure they keep appointments or book new ones if needed.
Please share with parents and carers how important it is their child gets the immunisations they need on time where possible in order to give them the best protection against a range of serious and sometimes life-threatening infections.
Why THRIVE and an understanding of mental wellbeing is important
The following short film highlights why understanding our own and children's mental wellbeing is so important.