Looking After Your Wellbeing
It is very important to look after your mental health when you are also having to cope with a new and unusual situation. Talking about how you are feeling with someone you trust can really help.
This page has a few helpful resources to help you look after your wellbeing in the weeks ahead. Remember, please do contact a teacher too if you feel you need support with your wellbeing.
After a difficult year, we are finally reaching the summer holidays – it is important that you look after your mental health and wellbeing over this time and recharge ready for September.
CLick HERE to download the Self Care Summer pack, with lots of suggestions about how you can have a #SelfCareSummer, and don’t forget all of the other excellent resources below as well.
If you feel like you’re struggling with your wellbeing over the summer, make sure you reach out to a family member, friends, or even a teacher (you can email us!). Or, use one of the support services suggested below. Have a great summer holiday!
Wellbeing and mental health - government guidance
Click HERE to see government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Click HERE to see government advice on mental health and wellbeing for everyone during the pandemic.
Anxiety – free resources
Click on the links below to download free resources from Young Minds 360 Schools, to help young people navigate anxiety. These resources include the signs of anxiety, how to help somebody with anxiety, discussion prompts, and where to seek additional support if you, your child, or someone you know is suffering from anxiety.
Click HERE to view the Levels of Anxiety resource.
Click HERE to view the Helping Your Child With Anxiety resource.
Online safety - free resources
Free resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre to help you talk to your child about online safety. Thie resources include activities, conversation starters and information to help parents and carers talk to their children about how to navigate the issue of reliability of information online in a safe, responsible and engaging way.
Click HERE to view the resources.
Click here to download the new Covid-19 social story for students at Harris Academy Battersea – an explanation of what Covid-19 is, how this affects school life and what we can do to stay safe and positive.
Other useful resources
- See our useful list of mental health support services for children and young people but please do contact a teacher too if you feel you need support with your wellbeing.
- Download our guide to wellbeing support for parents and carers.
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A booklet for parents from stem4, a charity supporting mental health
- Five ways to improve your wellbeing. Download our assembly presentation from November 2019.
- Student wellbeing booklet. Identity, Love, Belonging, Courage Plan - complete this special booklet to help you reflect on what matters to you, and why you should be proud of who you are.
- Coping with self-isolation - tips from DISCOVER to help keep yourself occupied and tools to use to take care of your mental well-being and stay grounded.
- More self-isolation tips from DISCOVER
- Carney's Community Wellbeing Pack - "The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other." Wellbeing tips, fitness ideas to try at home, useful organisations, and more
- Tips on how teens can manage anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak. See also the teen tips poster.
- Tips for how parents can manage their teenager’s mental health whilst maintaining their own during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Advice for young people who have to social distance or self-isolate due to COVID-19.
For safeguarding reasons, teachers are not permitted to give out their telephone numbers but pupils will be able to email into the school, and the school switchboard will continue to be operational.
If during a temporary closure of the school you or your child need to reach us, our telephone number is 020 7622 0026 and our email address is email@example.com.
The most urgent enquiries, including safeguarding issues for any vulnerable pupils, will be answered first. If your enquiry is not urgent, please bear with us if there is a delay in responding.
Our safeguarding policy and school closure safeguarding procedures can be downloaded from the bottom of the safeguarding page of our website.