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Ridgeway Infant School

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Ridgeway Infant School, Uplands Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 1GG

01332 760770

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Wellbeing

Designated Mental Heath First Aider: Mrs H Jeffery 

Ridgeway Infant School is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of all staff and children. Our school culture is nurturing, supportive and respectful. We encourage openness and communication throughout our school community. At our school, mental health is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play. If you would like to discuss mental health and wellbeing in more detail, please contact Mrs H Jeffery on hjeffery@ridgeway.derby.sch.uk who will be able to signpost you to the relevant support. 

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

Please see below the links to a termly newsletter sharing lots of important information to you:

Issue 1: Autumn 2020

 

Looking after your mental health is really important. Please Click Here to learn about 10 positive mental health habits that will help you deal with challenging events - we hope you find this useful! As the first tip is all about 'talking', please do get in touch if there is anything we can do to help support you and your family . . .  there will always be someone available for you to speak to!

 

Bereavement Support

Supporting a child through a bereavement is a difficult thing to have to do. Here are some resources that might be helpful along with some websites that can offer further guidance.

Children's Understanding of Death at Different Ages - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children Under 5 - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with Additional Needs - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with ASD - CBUK

Responding to a Bereaved Child - DCC STePS 

Coronavirus and Bereavement - A helpful guide from our Educational Psychologist

Lost for Words - An E-Book for Bereaved Children (Please read first before giving this to a child to read)

https://winstonswish.org/

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/supporting-bereaved-children-and-young-people

 

Useful Links 

The links below will take you to website which offer further information and support around Mental Health and Wellbeing, for both adults and children. Please also read our termly newsletter [links above] as this provide additional useful links. 

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others 

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

 

Resources To Use At Home

Young children are still learning to regulate their own emotions and sometimes need support with this and for their adults to provide them with strategies. To help with this we have:

If you would like a printed copy of these resources, please email Mrs H Jeffery at hjeffery@ridgeway.derby.sch.uk stating your child's name and class.