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Emotional, Social and Mental Wellbeing

Meet the Wellbeing Team

Ben Carver
Karen Richardson
Liz Gray
Dean Smith
Jo Harris
James Barker (Counsellor)
Karen Robertson (Play Therapist)
Summer Term 2 mentoring
Summer Term 2020 mentoring 
Resources to support children and young people following the school closures due to Covid-19

Dave the Dog explains what Corona Virus is...

Mentoring INSET slides - September 2019

Mentoring at Monks Abbey - 'Getting to know you' and 'Talking activities'

January 2019 - Mentoring at Monks Abbey Newsletter

The ‘Mental capital and wellbeing’ project (2008) considered how to improve everyone’s mental capital and mental wellbeing through life.

Evidence suggests that a small improvement in wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help people to flourish. This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing:

  • connect;
  • be active;
  • take notice;
  • keep learning;
  • give.

Wellbeing Policy

Upper Key Stage 2 Diaries - Spring Term 2019

Year 6 'Secondary Ready Diaries'

To support the children's transition to secondary school and enhance mentoring opportunities during Year 6, each child has been provided with a Secondary Ready Diary.  The diary includes targets in preparing children for Year 7 (which has been created alongside a local secondary school's Head of Year 7) and pages for the children to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions about their transition.  During the summer term, Year 5 children will be provided with a similar diary to support their mentoring work in school.

Year 6 "Secondary Ready Diaries" - Summer Term 2017

Resilience assembly - January 2018

At the start of the New Year we launched focused on resilience; here is a copy of the presentation that was used to inspire the children to be more amazing in 2018!

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Useful links and resources

Here are a number of websites and resources (for both adults and children) which look to promote the emotional, social and mental wellbeing of young people:

Duchess of Cambridge discusses children's mental health

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The Duchess of Cambridge launches Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

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The Art of Being Brilliant

On Tuesday 6th March 2018, four Year 6 representatives from the School Council joined the Kyra Kids East Council to participate in a workshop looking at promoting resilience and happiness.  They became 'Happiness Ambassadors' and will be delivering an assembly to the whole school during the Summer Term.  The Pig of Happiness video really illustrates what we are trying to do...

The Pig of Happiness

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Kyra Kids East Council - Meeting notes - 06.03.18 - The Art of Being Brilliant Workshop

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