Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 477 8815

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Well Being

In December 2020, we were successful in achieving the Well Being Award for Schools. Our verification report, highlighting lots of areas of good practice is below. 

 

St Margaret Marys Catholic Infant School_WAS Verification Report.doc

 

Support Services in Knowsley

Please click the link below to find out about the support services available within Knowsley. This has been shared with us via the School Health Services. You will find information for services such as Advanced Solutions, Cruse Bereavement Care and Young Minds.

Support Services in Knowsley Letter

 Children's National Mental Health Week

Monday 1st February– 8th February 

Mrs Harris, our Learning Mentor and Mrs Perry, the Learning Mentor from the junior school have put together a brilliant pack of activities and ideas to help support the mental health and well being of our children.

 

Mental Health week 2021.pdf

 

During this time, taking care of our mental health and well being is more important than ever.

The theme of the activities is;

'Start your day, the wellness way'

For each day of the week, there are quick and easy activities that we can all do to help maintain our mental health and well being.

 

FREE ONLINE COOKERY LESSONS

During lockdown, why not try some online cookery lessons.

The lessons are free and are designed for children and adults.

Free online cookery course.pdf

Mental Health and Well Being during the National Lockdown

During this uncertain time, it is natural to feel worried and anxious. It is more important than ever to look after our mental health and well being. The document below is full of good ideas to support the well being of our children and of each other. 

CAMHs Covid reource pack for parents_.pdf

 

 

We have been encouraging all our staff and children to think about the five ways to well being.

  1. Connect… With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Talk and listen, be present. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

 

  1. Be Active… Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Move your mood. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

 

  1. Take Notice… Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

 

  1. Give … Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Raise money or donate clothes to a charity. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community, can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

 

  1. Keep Learning… Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

 

As a family, you might like to make a plan for how you are going to support each others well being. You may find this form helpful.

 

5 Ways to Wellbeing Personal Challenge Handout.docx

 

Parent Response to the Well Being Award Questionnaire

 

Collation and Response from Parents Questionnaires.docx

 

Pupils Response to the Well Being Award Questionnaire

 

Pupil Questionnaires and Responses.docx

 

What to do if you need help and support in our school.

 

pyramid of need parent carer.pdf

pyramid of need parent carer.pdf

 

Take part in our competition to design a Well Being logo to promote Well Being in our School.

The winning design will be added to our school letter lead.

Logo competition.doc

 

SOME USEFUL LINKS TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN'S WELL BEING

https://www.theisabellatrust.org/

The Isabella Trust is a registered charity which aims to provide information, support, training, courses and workshops to parents and carers of autistic children and children who experience sensory processing difficulties.

Liverpool Parent and Carers - LivPaC | Liverpool's Early Help Directory

Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum (LivPaC) is a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special additional needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who work with education, health and care services to ensure the services they plan and deliver are fit for purpose and meet the needs of children, young people and their families across Liverpool. 

 

https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/

National Centre for  Children and Families

Our mission is to transform the experience of children, young people and their families with mental health

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

Support, advice and helpline if you are concerned about your child's well being or mental health.