Mental Health

At Crossacres Primary Academy, we approach the welfare of our pupils in a positive way; all our staff reinforce the values and ethos of the school.  We want our children to stay happy, feel secure and enjoy being in school in whatever activity they are taking part.

All our children should feel able to talk freely and openly to any member of staff if they have any worries or problems of any kind on a work or personal level.  Staff always respond to children in an appropriate manner, offering advice, support, guidance and reassurance in conjunction with our other policies, including our Safeguarding Policy.

It’s understandable for children and adults to feel concerned or anxious about this virus and it is natural for parents to want to support and protect their children.  You might do this in many different ways – giving them a hug, playing a game or having a chat.  The most important thing is for your child to know that you are there for them, ready to help them if things get hard.  The attachment below is a set of tips produced by Young Minds which will hopefully support you and your child at this time:

 If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support: Contact the NSPCC helpline or  email : 0808 800 5000 Coronavirus advice tips and advice for parents and carers to support children with anxiety due to coronavirus.

Young Minds: Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They offer lots of support and advice

 ELSA support; free resourcesThis site provides lots of free support and resources to support emotional literacy and nurture 

 14 day self isolation activitiesThis a link to 14 days of activities which can be found on the ELSA site. 

 The websites below are linked to wellbeing which we hope you find useful, especially in coping with issues like self isolation:

Children’s mental health resources: Click here

 Emotional Literacy Support – Click here

Minded – Click here

Coping with coronavirus – Click here

Online safety – Click here

Support for Autistic Children – Click here 

 As you are no doubt aware, this situation is constantly evolving so we will keep you updated with the latest advice in regards to how to support your children, as we get it.

Child-Friendly Information on Covid

ELSA Support Wellbeing Calendar