Well-Being

Well - being is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. There are lots of ways we can help ourselves to feel better about ourselves. 

How can mindfulness support children and young people?

Mindfulness can help children to achieve their potential and to flourish. Mindfulness practice can anchor children and help them feel grounded, safe and free to choose how they respond to a situation.  

  • Well-being and mental health - as well as helping them to recognise worry, manage difficulties and cope with exams, developing a more mindful awareness also helps children and young people to appreciate what is going well and to flourish.
  • Concentration and cognition - mindfulness trains us to understand and direct our attention with greater awareness and skill. This may improve the capacity of children to concentrate and be less distracted, as well as their working memory and ability to plan.
  • Social and emotional learning - mindfulness is often taught in the context of PSHE. It helps to develop a greater awareness of relationships and how to manage them (including difficult ones at home), as well as offering a richer understanding of things like self-esteem and optimism.
  • Behaviour - mindfulness may help the young to self-regulate more effectively, manage impulsivity and reduce conflict and oppositional behaviour. It should not, however, be used as a disciplinary tool

This link takes you to a range of resources which are available for free during this time for adults. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/wellbeing

This link takes you to one minute mindfulness activities: https://psychcentral.com/blog/1-minute-mindfulness-exercises/

7 Tips To Help Children Practice Mindfulness Successfully

Please see the attached activities below. Remember to take lots of pictures and tag our school on Twitter @stoswaldscep so we can see what you have been up to. 

Keeping safe: 

We  want you to feel safe and happy during this time when you are away from school.  If you feel worried or need to speak to someone here is the Childline number:

SPEAKING TO CHILDLINE

When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about.

Reporting to CEOP

If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online click the link below to report this. Remember to speak to a trusted adult or if you are uncomfortable with this phone Childline for support. You don't need to worry or suffer in silence. 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

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