At Eggbuckland Vale Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!
At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times. Some of the teachers are using the site: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/thrive-inside which gives an oversight to the emotional wellbeing and mindfulness training that will ensure the children look after their mental health.
These are trying times, but incorporating mindful practices into your daily routine can help calm anxiety and build healthy coping skills. Here are some tips on making mindfulness work for you and your family: https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-during-covid-19/
To explain mindfulness to children here is a great video by Kids Cosmic Yoga - Be the Pond - a guide to children and mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf5K3pP2IUQ
We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have would like to share a range of free resources for schools and for parents.
If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by e-mailing us, or phoning and speaking to us.
We are extremely grateful for all the support you have shown us as we have adapted to these new circumstances, and we want to reassure you that we are still here to support you too.
We can and will get through this together.