IVJS Well-being Statement
We will put well-being at the heart of our school.
We understand well-being as a state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.
We will drive the message forward, to ensure that mental health is everyone's priority across the whole school community.
We will strive to create an environment, which has a whole school approach, in providing excellent mental health support, understanding and intervention.
At IVJS we:
Believe: Everyone in the school community will believe in themselves and each other.
Achieve: Everyone in the school community will be supported in achieving more than they ever thought they could.
Succeed: Everyone in the school community will be successful, lifelong learners.
Together: We will work together as a community to make this vision a reality
Don't forget, there should always be time to make sure we all think about our own well being and the well being of those around us. We have put a few resources below to help everyone take a few minutes out to make sure we are all ok!
NHS Healthy Minds Activities
NHS South Tyneside and Sunderland have released a children's Health and Emotional Wellbeing activity pack. They may be far away but the activities here are great for everyone!
Young Minds Well-being Activity Calendar
Planning is always a great way to focus the mind!
Young Minds have created a weekly calendar to encourage you and your family to plan the week, making sure you plan in time for fun!
- SafeSpot is an iPhone and Android app that promotes positive mental wellbeing in children and young people and has been designed to help children and young people with their coping skills.
- MindEd’s advice and resources for families on supporting children’s mental health.
- BBC’s wellbeing resources for families.
- Mental Health at Work: Supporting Educators' Mental Health including during the pandemic. Round-the-clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.
- NHS: Mental Health Helplines for Urgent Help - NHS 24-hour advice and support for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for. Help is available to speak to a mental health professional.
- Cruse Bereavement Care: Coronavirus, Bereavement and Grief online information, advice and support. Helpline: 0808 808 1677
- Barnardo’s See, hear, respond hub: information for parents and carers to help with some of the challenges the pandemic has presented.
- https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ B-EAT online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders. Call 0845 6347650
- Diabetes UK https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
- Bereavement - https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
- Young minds - https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ - UK's leading charity to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/ - free online support for young people. Kooth counsellors are online Monday-Friday 12 noon till 10pm and weekends 6pm - 10pm
- childline - https://www.childline.org.uk - Childline is the UK's free helpline for children and young people. It provided a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person. Freephone 0800 1111.
- FRANK - www.talktofrank.com Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's drug or solvent abuse. Freephone 0800 77 66 00
- Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk UK charity to help prevent bullying and sexual abuse.