Well-Being at All Saints
At All Saints C of E Primary, we believe it is vital that all members of our community know how to look after their mental health and support their well-being. We teach our children strategies using Thrive Approach, to support them in the development of positive mental health and ways to cope and regulate when times get hard.
Thrive Approach is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children's emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.
Mental Health is “ the emotional and spiritual resilience which enables us to enjoy life and survive pain, suffering and disappointment. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our and others dignity and worth. It is influenced by our experience and our genetic inheritance. ” World Health Organisation.
We have two Mental Health First Aiders here at All Saints: Mr Cutler-Thomas and Miss Jackson. Both hold a MHFA ( Mental Health First Aid ) certificate.
Mr Cutler-Thomas is the All Saints C of E Primary School's Well-being Lead.
Children's Well-Being at All Saints
The well-being of our children here at All Saints is paramount! Here is a list of some strategies and initiatives on offer: Personalised regulation boxes, Whole class regulation boxes, Quiet calm and safe spaces to re-regulate, Mindfulness Mondays, GoNoddle activities, Cosmic Yoga, The Ark Nurture Base, Lunchtimes in The Ark Nurture Base, Thrive Approach, SEMH Social Stories, Classroom Emotion Check-In boards, SEMH based activities supported via Thrive Approach, Action for Happiness Calendars, School Council, After-school clubs, Football clubs and Mental Health First Aiders.
Staff Well-Being at All Saints
Here at All Saints our Well-being lead has developed a number of initiatives to develop our well-being offering for our staff. Here is a list of some of what's on offer: Secret Santa, Dominoes pizza lunch, Cakes made by staff members, Nights out ( including personal celebrations ), Sharing lunches, Well-being Wednesdays, You've Been Mugged mug, Shout Out Board, Action for Happiness Calendars and Mental Health First Aiders.
Let's Talk About Mental Health
Anna Freud NCCF YouTube link: Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCrjevx3-Js&t=70s
Mindfulness and Well-Being on GoNoodle
Mindfulness and Well-Being on YouTube
Visit and subscribe to Joe Wicks ( The Body Coach ) on YouTube, where he posts weekly home workouts to help you get, stronger, healthier and happier - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Visit and subscribe to Cosmic Yoga on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/featured Cosmic Kids Yoga, teaches not only children, but adults alike: Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation. Cosmic Kids Yoga is filled with interactive adventures which helps to build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids and adults alike into yoga and mindfulness early!
Website links for children, staff and parents / carers
Please read our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing policy for more details.