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Health and Wellbeing Day at Gibside (National Trust) May 18th 2022

Our children had a fantastic time in the beautiful grounds of Gibside for our Health and Wellbeing Day. During our sessions we learned strategies to support our health and wellbeing and set aspirational goals for our future! We felt really good about ourselves! We meditated by the camp fire and explored our senses in the open countryside- mindfulness was easy to achieve in the sunshine surrounded by nature!

Children's Mental Health Week - 7th February - 11th February 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week – Growing together

We have some lovely activities planned next week. Children will be engaging in workshops linked to being emotionally healthy and empathic, enjoying a feel-good morning of music and even taking part in some meditation.
It would also be amazing if children could ‘Dress to Express’ next Friday (11th February), coming into school wearing what makes them comfortable, shows others what they like and most importantly, makes your child/children happy. This could be anything from a favourite hat to an outfit that sparks happy memories. I would even encourage parents and carers to do the same – you might get that feel-good factor!


Kalmer and Dose Happy Newsletters


Hub of Hope

Greatest Showman Video Mental Health Week - Body Percussion

We have been learning how beneficial music can be to our mental health. Music works by triggering a release of good chemicals through the body. One of our favourite activities has been body percussion to express ourselves: it helps distract us from negative thoughts and has allowed us to have fun with friends, and boost our mood ready to learn. Please join in at home.

Useful Websites:

Super Mood Movers - Look after yourself 

Simple ways to boost your child's self-esteem brochure

Advice for Families - Families, parenting, Mental Health Advice and Healthy Relationships 

Summer Holiday Activity Pack

Download for free by clicking on the following link:

The pack is filled with activities to help boost happy hormones and manage mental wellbeing during the summer holidays. 

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.

A charming tale of bravery and embracing change.

Powerful Inspirational true story...Never give up!

When you don't give up, you cannot fail!

Kid Clothes Bank Gateshead

Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions?

Simple, easy-to-understand whiteboard animation to help children gain an understanding of the way their brains work to recognise and manage their emotions.

Wellbeing Resources for Parents and Carers

Wellbeing Letter to Parents and Carers - How are we supporting your child?