We strive to provide an environment where children and adults feel safe and are nurtured so that they are able to achieve their best, and we are committed to supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of our pupils and staff. We all have a role to play in supporting one another as part of our school community.
We hope you will find the information on this page useful. You can also find further information about our work at The Meadows by accessing the following links:
|Support for Parents|
|Guidance and Support for Families|
|Personal Development - Curriculum|
|Overview of Learning|
At The Meadows, we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.
Below you will find some resources that may be helpful to you and your families. Some of the activities are used in school to support children who are feeling anxious or struggling with managing their emotions. Please do not hesitate to contact us in school if you have any questions. Children's Mental Health Week 2021 resources are available here: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/mental-wellbeing/overview
|Strategies to support mental well-being - Feb 2021||[pdf 1MB]|
|Coping With Anxiety Workbook||[pdf 7MB]|
|20+ calming exercises||[pdf 1MB]|
|Building Emotional Resilience in Kids||[pdf 165KB]|
Support for children and families
Life challenges can make us vulnerable and we all need additional emotional support at times. The mental-well-being support services below may be helpful to you and your family at any time. Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if you need advice or guidance and we will do our best to support you.
|Confidential phone and email support service|
|Guidance on finding counselling and talking therapies|
|Gingerbread - Mentally Healthy Schools|
|Resources and free helpline for single parents|
|Support for mental health in young people|
|Anorexia and Bulimia Care|
|Support for children, parents and carers|
|Information for primary parents and carers|
|Support through picture books|
Anti-Bullying Programme - Don't Face it Alone
There are some useful resources available for families provided by charity The Diana Award. Their initiative, Don't Face it Alone, focuses on education about bullying and supporting children and teachers.
|Bullying - Advice for Parents and Carers - Diana Award||[pdf 177KB]|
|Talking to Your Child About Mental Health - Diana Award||[pdf 303KB]|
|Advice for Young People - The Diana Award||[pdf 174KB]|
Place 2B - UK children's mental health charity
There are many resources to support children's mental health at Place 2B. You can find a summer project to support children's transition to secondary school here.
|Projects to support children's well-being|
We seek to create a happy and creative environment in in which everyone is valued. Each day, a calm environment is created in each classroom as pupils enter, and music plays as the children begin an introductory activity. A programme of timetabled support for individuals and groups of children is provided by the nurture team throughout the week. Our family support worker, Miss Gray, liaises with families regularly and provides guidance and advice. The calm environment of our Sunshine Room provides space during lessons, and at lunch time, for children to complete learning activities as required. Our social club and calm club also provide opportunities for pupils at lunchtimes.
Online Safety for Parents
This presentation for parents and carers, by Dan Hawbrook of the Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership, answers many questions about online safety for children.
Top Tips for Wellbeing
Dr. Alex George is the Youth Mental Health Ambassador, and here he shares 5 top tips for wellbeing as we begin half-term.