Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have a lovely weekend with your families. It is a special weekend for me, as my youngest child turns 18 on Sunday. This means I no longer have any children in my home- I feel very old!
Being a parent is the most important role that I do and I couldn’t be prouder of my children and cannot wait to watch them develop as adults and see what adventures they have. It doesn’t matter how old they get, the over-riding instinct is to do everything you can to protect, guide and nurture them.
One of the ways, we can help our children is to ensure we think about their mental health and wellbeing in the same way that we might consider their physical and academic needs. May is mental health month and you will know that mental health and wellbeing is a priority for us in school and a focus of our curriculum.
We promote the ‘5 ways for wellbeing’ in school and I would suggest discussing this with your child, at an age-appropriate level, as often as possible. As parents, we should also provide good role models to our children in how we live our life to promote our own positive wellbeing.
We know that there are times, when life and be overwhelming and that even strong, resilient adults, need help. Please speak with our staff if you need help and support and we will provide you with an open-minded, listening ear.
Alternatively, there are many organisations, both local and national who you can speak with:
Mind is a charity which can provide advice -0300 123 3393
The Samaritans offer round the clock advice using the following phone number- 116 123
Shout- is a fairly new charity which provides support in a crisis- 85258
Your local GP should also be able to provide advice and will be able to refer you to other local services.
Have a lovely weekend and stay well,