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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing
We understand that families are the foundation of communities and play a critical role in the
wellbeing of all family members. Families can only thrive, if they are connected to, feel
valued and have a sense of belonging in their own communities. At Sacred Heart, we aim to
promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our pupils, parents/carers and staff.

 

"Family isn't defined only by last names or by blood; it's defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other's backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other." - TheMindsJournal

 

Healthy Eating

Healthy food choices are important to a child’s physical and mental development.
Change4Life has some excellent information and resources on their website, to help parents and
pupils to become more knowledgeable about the benefits of eating a balanced and broad diet. Whilst also highlighting the health issues caused by making poor dietary choices.

 

 

 

Visit their website at: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts

 

Happiness 

 

 

Managing emotions can be very overwhelming at times both for children and adults. Especially during this very difficult time when things are constantly changing in the world.  It is good to talk about our worries and concerns, as well as being able to share all the good times too. Below are some strategies that may help your child to manage their emotions and feelings.

 


 

 

 

 

Parents/carers can find a range of support via Sandwell Family Life, which lists nearly 450 local support activities/services for children and families. On their website you will be invited to search your location which will then list all the support agencies in that area.

 

Support Sites

 

https://www.sandwellfamilylife.info/

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

https://parentzone.org.uk/ollee/for-parents

 

https://www.relaxkids.com/#

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Covid-19 pandemic, has and continues to effect us all in many different ways. From prolonged isolation for some, overcrowded homes for others. Levels of heightened stress and anxiety, as well as financial hardship, strained relationships, grief and loss. All of the above impacting heavily on our Mental Health and Wellbeing in daily life. We have put together information and links that may be helpful at this difficult time.

 

Life In Community

Life in Community offers a range of services some of which are listed below:

 

Lifeline Listening

 

 

Lifeline Counselling

 

 

Lifeline Shopping

 

 

Lifeline Life Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFL Mental Health & Wellbeing Courses

Sandwell Adult & Family Learning have expanded their online courses and now include a suite of Mental Health and Wellbeing courses. These courses are being offered free for a limited time only and can be accessed by residents and staff providing they are not taking an apprenticeship. 

 

Kaleidoscope Plus Programme

Kaleidoscope now have spaces available on their Plus programme. The programme consists of 10 workshops and supports people with their personal wellbeing and includes managing stress and anxiety, low mood and depression, sleep and relaxation, self-esteem building and more. Sessions are available to Sandwell residents and will run from early April to mid-June. To book a place, contact the Training Team on Training@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk

 

NHS Mental Health

Find information and support for your mental health on the NHS Website.

 

 

Bereavement Support

 

Cruse

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Cruse are here to support you after the death of someone close.

 

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am - 8pm
Weekends 10am - 2pm

 

Webchat: Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

 

HopeAgain

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It has been created for young people, by young people. They offer support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s.

 

Debt Solutions

 


National Debtline
National Debtline are a national charity for people with debt problems. They have been
providing advice for over 30 years. Their service is free, confidential
and independent.

You can contact them for expert, professional advice by phone or webchat.
To phone, call 0808 808 4000 (free from landlines and mobiles)
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 1pm.

 

International Day Of Happiness

March 20th is the International Day of Happiness. As we face a global crisis together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and each other.

 

Get involved by sharing the Coping Calendar and joining the 10 Days of Happiness coaching program.

20th March 2021

Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind

 

 

 

 

HOW TO RESPOND

Here are 3 positive steps we can all take when facing difficult times:

Keep Calm

There are lots of things outside our control. Let’s remember to breathe and focus on what really matters so we can respond constructively.

Stay Wise

Making wise choices helps everyone. Let’s choose positive actions that support our wellbeing and help others to do the same.

Be Kind

We’re all in this together, even when we’re forced apart. Let’s stay connected and reach out to help others who may be in need.

 

Coping Calendar

 

 

 


Book List

 

The Huge Bag Of Worries

A reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings.
 

The Huge Bag Of Worries Read Along (Youtube)

 

 

Have you filled a Bucket Today?

A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people's buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time. "Children are not the only ones that need to learn how to be truly happy. It's all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere... teaches young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. This guide to daily happiness, though, is not just for kids.

 

'Have you filled a Bucket Today?' Read Along (Youtube)

 

 

 

 

Be Kind Read Along (Youtube)

 

A Children’s Story about things that matter

What exactly is kindness? What is it to be kind? Is it being helpful? Being polite? Does it have to be a big act to be more kind? Well maybe the smallest act is the most powerful. Let's have a look at this meaningful book BE KIND by author Pat Zietlow Miler and illustrator Jen Hill.

 Available on: Amazon - https://fave.co/2xS9Jjl

 Book Depository - https://fave.co/2O3R1A

 

Be Kind Read Along (Youtube)

 

 

 

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