Introducing our new Wellbeing being area that has been designed and created by our Wellbeing Team for all our pupils to use.
This months new calendar of activities that you can do with your children.
Below are useful resources to help you at home along with any useful websites that you can access. These will be updated often so please keep looking.
A key part of the Thrive Approach is encouraging children and young people to be able to recognise, identify, understand and talk about their emotions. This RAIN technique shows a way of looking into your emotions whilst also being kind to yourself.
Breathing can be a really good way to help children get through big emotions and help them feel calmer, as they signal to their body that they are safe and they can relax. Try out some of these techniques that Thrive suggests with the children you support.
A lovely visual reminder of the 7 essential activities for all ages to optimize brain matter and create a sense of wellbeing. Balancing these activities each day strengthens the brain's internal connections and connections with those around us. Credit: https://mythrive.uk/3nLibuY
Help the children and young people you work with to feel calmer with these relaxing activities recommended in Thrive practice.
There are resources for those working with babies and toddlers, primary-aged children, and adolescents - get your copies here: https://mythrive.uk/2Mc6Jcd
It is important for children and young people to know how to take some time for themselves and look after their wellbeing. Take a look at these activities, designed to help young people feel good!
Download your copy of the wellbeing kit here: https://mythrive.uk/2Mc6Jcd
Part of emotional development is building emotional awareness, which is being able to spot what you or others are feeling and being able to label it. This 'feelings and emotions' song is a great way to help describe basic feelings to children.
Children's Mental Health Week
Mental health can be difficult for children to understand or talk about. The pandemic has had a big effect on children and young people's mental health so it is important we support them in trying to understand express their emotions. Thrive helps adults build positive relationships with the young people they are working with so they feel safe, supported, and ready to learn.
This list provides 10 useful apps for children to explore mental health in an easy and accessible way: mythrive.uk/3upMFah
In need of some activity inspiration?
Messy little monster have a huge range of great indoor activity suggestions for children!
Check out their website for instructions for some of the craftier activities:
A natural reaction to some experiences can be worry, perhaps there is a fear of the unknown or a lack of confidence. Worry is a caution signal and is a way of thinking ahead. These tips from CAMHS Professionals are great for helping you support a worried child.
With daily mentions of war and invasions, both in the news and in conversation, children and young people will inevitably have questions. Save the Children UK have put together 5 handy tips on how to talk to children about war. We hope you find these useful.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do or say to help an anxious child or young person. Here are 9 phrases you could try to help support a child or young person who is feeling worried
Rhondda Cynon Taff Wellbeing Packs
Wellbeing Pack 1 – Information about Coronavirus for children
Wellbeing Pack 2 – Information for Parents, Carers and Professionals
Wellbeing Pack 3 – Mindfulness and Relaxation
Wellbeing Pack 4 – Diet and Exercise
Wellbeing Pack 5 – Relationship Based Play
Wellbeing Pack 6 – Early Years
Wellbeing Pack 7 – Internet Safety