At Berridge Primary school and Nursery, the wellbeing of our pupils is very important to us. A happy child is a child that is able to learn. We believe every child should have a chance to succeed in school and life, so we provide many ways for our pupils to share their thoughts and worries. Feelings of wellbeing are a fundamental part of a child’s health, which is why we allow all of our pupils access to our learning mentor when needed.
Resources will be added regularly to support parents and children.
The following links are to support your child's wellbeing and mental health.
Welcome to the Cabin
This room is space for our infant pupils to feel safe and have opportunities to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Group and one-to-one sessions happen here. This room is based at the infant site (Bobbersmill).
Welcome to our Butterfly room
This room is space for our pupils to feel safe and have opportunities to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Group and one-to-one sessions happen here. This room is based at the juniors site (Brushfield).
Activities related to COVID-19
We know it is such a difficult time at Berridge Primary school because of COVID-19. Below are activities related to COVID-19 to help you learn more and to keep yourself and others safe.
Keeping busy and moving our bodies during lockdown is very important. It is recommended that every child should exercise for one hour a day. It helps with the circulation of your blood around your body. Moving your body keeps you healthy and improves your mental health and wellbeing.
Try these videos below with your brothers, sisters or even your parents. Lets try and keep the whole house busy moving around:
Mindfulness is important for helping us to breathe correctly. When we feel stressed, angry or worried we often do not breathe correctly. Having a moment of mindfulness helps regulates our emotions. Mindfulness can be; meditating, going for a walk, resting, listening to calming music.
Being mindful helps us focus on ourselves and less on our environment.
Here is a mindfulness video:
Phone: 0800 1111 (free 24 hour)
Mental Health Foundation
Information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities
Promotes views and needs of people with mental health problems
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
NHS 24: phone 111
Young suicide prevention
Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm &7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm).
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness
Phone: 0800 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
An app and website designed for young people to improve coping skills and access information about mental health
App: available on Google play/Apple store for free
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair
Phone: 116 123 (free, 24hour)