Eaton Bank Academy

Wellbeing and Mental Health

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In these uncertain times, our mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. There is a lot of information to absorb at the moment, which can feel overwhelming and cause anxiety. However, we are not alone and there is support and advice available to both parents and students to help with supporting mental health and wellbeing during school closure.  Although we are apart, we are all in this together.

If you require any further advice or support, please email your Pastoral Manager d.latham@eatonbank.org, j.bent@eatonbank.org, d.wardle@eatonbank.org, a.sumpter@eatonbank.org

There are several mental health apps available for you to download and use.  The NHS has provided a full list of recommended mental health apps which you can accessPlease be aware that while most of these apps are free, some do require purchasing and/or have in-app costs. Please check with the bill payer before purchasing.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support:

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
How to cope and support with anxiety during disruptive times

Rethink Mental Illness

YouTube: Talking and thinking about my mental health

NHS Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing


NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing

Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

A support guide created by Child Health Professionals in Cardiff for children with learning disabilities. The guide includes ideas for routines, activities and wellbeing.

Live Well Cheshire East

Covid-19 Mental Health Information Point

 

Social Support

Staying connected and having a supportive community around you is key to managing your mental health. Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it is like to struggle sometimes and Elefriends can provide a safe place for you to listen, share and be heard.

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online support system for 11-25 year olds. It can allow users to receive one-to-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, receive and provide peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums, and read and contribute to mental health and wellbeing articles.

Youtube Meditation Vidoes

The eye of the hurricane meditation (10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPFayxlm_ms
Mindfulness body scan for sleep and deep relaxation (40 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkp8R-HlTYk
Guided meditation for Anxiety, worries and relaxation into sleep (48 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ce69YHWNs
Reducing anxiety and stress (20 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIr3RsUWrdo

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Blogs

There are some really good blogs that offer support, ideas and encouragement for those that are struggling with anxiety surrounding coronavirus or managing their mental health and wellbeing at home. Young Minds (10) offers a variety of blogs on various topics based on young people’s mental health.

Other useful sources of information include:

If you have any concerns about a young person in our care, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Our designated leads for Safeguarding and Child Protection are:
Our designated leads for Safeguarding and Child Protection are: Mr James – Designated Lead – Email: m.james@eatonbank.org Miss Griffen – Deputy Designated Lead – Email: l.griffen@eatonbank.org

If you have an IMMEDIATE concern about a child or situation, please call Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS) on 0300 123 5012 (0300 123 5022 – Emergency Duty Team)

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Eaton Bank Academy Annex 1 Safeguarding EBA