Mental Well-being

Related imageAt Totley All Saints we want all of our children to be happy & healthy and this includes mentally!

What is Well-being?

Well-being, as referenced in the widely accepted World Health Organisation definition of mental health, is defined as a state of mind in which:

“every individual realises his or her own potential,

can cope with the normal stresses of life,

can work productively and fruitfully,

and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

As a school we are very aware of the increase in mental health issues in children across the UK & want to be at the forefront of ensuring that if our children do have difficulties, then they are well supported in order to be able to not only cope, but also be fully well in mind, body & spirit.

At TASS, we provide an excellent & supportive environment which promotes good emotional well-being as well as staff that are fully committed & well trained in identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress.  We work hard to build social & emotional skills among our children in order that they can develop resilience as well as set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.

Image result for happy to helpIf you have concerns about your child’s mental health, then please let us know.

For details of adult mental health support available in Sheffield, please click on the link below.

https://www.sheffieldmentalhealth.co.uk/support/sheffield-adult-mental-health-service/

Please click this link for parent information about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs/

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Anxiety

Anxiety is probably one of the most common manifestations of poor mental health among children in the UK. Anxiety is often identified as an intense uneasiness, worry or fear.

It is important to remember that it is completely normal for children to feel anxious about something because it is different, new or not a part of their usual experience. Sometimes, children can have the feeling of anxiety & don’t even know exactly why that is. This can then result in children blaming something as the reason, when it isn’t that at all.

In fact, a little bit of anxiety can actually be helpful. For example, feeling anxious before a race or test can make us feel more alert & improve our performance.

Persistent feelings of anxiety however, can be distracting and exhausting for a child & could be signs of something a little more serious.

Please let us know if your child has feelings of anxiety as we may be able to help & stop things from becoming more serious or upsetting for your child.

You may also want to access the Worry – Pupil Information Leaflet that could be a starting point to discussing how your child is feeling.

 

Sleep Issues

Issues with sleep can also be a source of mental ill health for children & can be a surprisingly common factor when it comes to difficulties with overall well being.

Image result for good sleep importance for childrenSleep is particularly important for children, because during sleep:

  • Growth hormones are released
  • The immune system strengthens, helping a child’s body to fight off illness
  • The brain makes sense of the day’s events
  • Memory and concentration functions are increased
  • Our bodies rest
  • Emotional well being is restored.

If you feel that sleep may be an issue for your child, then please click to download the Parent – Sleep Information  guide as well as visit the following websites.

www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/mast

https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenssleep

 

To find out more about how you can help your child, please visit the following websites:

NHS – Anxiety Disorders in Children

Young Minds

Child Mind Institute

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