Ospringe Primary School understands that mental health and wellbeing should be at the forefront of our community. We believe that if we have a united approach towards looking after our own and each others mental health, we can support children to have high levels of wellbeing. We nurture pupils to flourish, and succeed by providing opportunities for them, and our whole school community, to develop and grow their resilience, both physically and mentally.
Talking to children about mental health
There is never a wrong age to talk to children about their mental health. Encouraging children to talk about how they are feeling enables them to develop a healthy attitude towards mental health so they do not see emotions as either 'good' or 'bad' each emotion your child feels is valid and being able to express these emotions in a healthy way sets children up to be able to manage on a daily basis.
Dealing with Friendship issues
At some stage in their school life at times children can face friendship difficulties, especially as they grow older and their interests and opinions change. This can be difficult for children to manage and can cause them upset. Below is a useful worksheet to help children understand why they may be having friendship issues.