Health and Wellbeing

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Primary School Newsletter Term 1 September 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 5 April 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 4 February 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 3 mid February 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 3 February 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 3 January 2021

Primary School Newsletter Term 1 September 2020 This issue focuses on mental health and staying healthy.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 6 This issue provides useful links for exercise, mental health, water safety and sleep patterns.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 5 This issue explains how to get help with health and mental health issues during the coronavirus crisis.
Primary School Health Nurse Team Newsletter for Term 4  This issue’s focus is on coronavirus advice and tips for a good night’s sleep.
For further resources please access the SHN website and SHN Facebook

Health and Wellbeing

NHS information and advice on Coronavirus COVID-19:

NHS The Mental Health Support Team Newsletter May 2021

The National Sleep Helpline
The free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or parents (we can also talk to parents about their own sleep issues). Download their leaflet for parents or visit:

Understanding Anxiety
A leaflet about anxiety to support parents with helping their children in the current times! Understanding Anxiety

Sunshine Centre
A reminder that families can access practical and emotional help in these difficult times via the Sunshine Centre – they are offering family support and a pantry open Monday to Friday with fresh bread, fruit and veg, frozen meals and essentials.

Faber and Faber
This is a lovely clip to watch while you can’t hug friends and family.

It teaches children about social distancing, and helps them to understand other ways that they can show that they care about others.

The World Health Organization and UN have worked together to create this story for children about COVID-19 in other languages:
WHO have also worked with other agencies to create some helpful sheets for parenting support during COVID-19. This one is about one on one time.
More posters can be found here:

Coronavirus  – a book for children. Download a free ebook illustrated by Axel Scheffler from

TES Coronavirus may be affecting the mental health of the young people in schools.

Young Minds Young Minds 360° Schools How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus. You can also visit their website for help and advice about dealing with self isolation

Mind Coronavirus and your wellbeing for young people

Action for Children

The Help Hub The Help Hub has been set up to support individuals who find themselves struggling emotionally due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. We aim to provide a free service for as many people as possible by listening, supporting and helping where we can. You can book a call or video call with us as many times as you need through our simple to use booking system.

IMPS Advice from the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools with useful links for health and mental wellbeing.
IMPS First Point: Supporting Children – where to go for advice These pages give support and advice to young people if they are worried or frightened about something that is happening to them or a friend.

Childline Calm Zone – activities and tools to help you feel better when you’re feeling anxious, scared or sad
If you are worried, you can talk to Childline about anything. No problem is too big or too small

Place2Be have launched a website for parents with practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour. Place2Be parenting Smart

National Autistic Society

CBBC Newsround Coronavirus video series from CBBC Newsround explains what is happening in a child-friendly way.

Safeguarding Children in Banbury (SCIB) Read the May 2020 newsletter from SCIB here.

Walking with children (OCC) Follow the Footsteps guide and help your child acquire the skills they need as a pedestrian, so they know what to do, whether we are with them or not.

E-Bug A useful website with advice and information about coronavirus and a ‘Back to School Bubble’ e-story book to download to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way.

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