Health & Wellbeing

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We now have a health and wellbeing team in school, who will work to support the children and their families, to gain a positive outlook on
Mental Health and emotional development.

Our vision is to support each child’s holistic well-being by:

• Raising awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing as an open and positive topic

• Promoting positive emotional and physical development

• Recognising and addressing concerns as they arise

• Supporting children and their families in implementing effective coping strategies We aim to achieve this through:

• Education for staff, families and the children through assemblies, workshops and effective links to Mental Health support groups and charities

• Effective communication across the school community through class dojo, suggestion boxes and an allocated Mental Health support team

• Introducing coping mechanisms through Mental Health events, assemblies and class activities, as well as 1-1/group support sessions

Our health and wellbeing team are:

Matt Gregor (PE specialist)- m.gregor@bladon.oxon.sch.uk

Karen Horn - k.horn@bladon.oxon.sch.uk

Sally McManus -s.mcmanus@bladon.sch.uk

Please feel free to contact us, confidentially, either in person or via the above emails if you would like to discuss anything specific regarding your child.

Other local contacts:

Place 2 Be : https://www.place2be.org.uk/

MIND Oxfordshire: https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/

Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (PCAMHS Oxford): https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/children-and-young-people/oxon/community-camhs/

Headspace – meditation and mindfulness: https://www.headspace.com/