One of the main ways in which we safeguard our children is by promoting wellbeing in classes and throughout school. Our culture of wellbeing is embedded by doing activities such as Relax Kids, Brain Gym and discussion of virtues.
Wellbeing at Bernard Gilpin Primary School
At Bernard Gilpin Primary School we believe in a healthy body and healthy mind and that wellbeing is fundamental to our health and overall happiness. By looking after our wellbeing and mental health, we can feel happier, more positive and better equipped to get the most out of life.
Research shows that there are 5 small steps that we can build into our daily lives to help us feel good and look after our wellbeing. These steps are known as ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’, which we are using in school in many different ways to encourage and support our children, staff and families to look after their mental health.
We have also formed an exciting new partnership with ‘The Healthy Heads Team’ – a mental health support team provided by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – to help us to promote positive wellbeing across the school.
School Wellbeing Team:
Mr Iveson (Mental Health Lead)
Miss Huitson (Wellbeing Champion),
Mrs O’Mara (SENCO)
Mrs Milnes (Relax Kids Lead)
Please click on the links below to find more information on ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’ and how we use these to promote positive wellbeing in our school.
Another useful site for children and parents is Young Minds. Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.
Poor dental health impacts not just on children’s health but also their wellbeing and that of their family. Click on the logo below to read more about supporting your child with tooth brushing and oral hygiene.
7 - 13 February is Children’s Mental Health Week. The week is run by the charity Place2Be, and focuses on the importance of promoting good mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.
Please see the resource below for more information:
Kooth is an online wellbeing community where free, anonymous support is provided.
More information about the services that they provide can be found below.
More information can be found at the following link:
An eating disorder is a medical diagnosis based on your eating patterns, the effects these have on your body, and the psychological factors connected with this. Click on the link below to access more information and support: