Health & Wellbeing

At Maltings Academy we take a whole school approach to wellbeing. We know that if a child is feeling safe, happy and confident they are more likely to learn at school and progress.


There are specific targeted sessions weekly during tutor time which promote ways for students to explore and understand how they can improve their wellbeing.

We look at practical activities students can do in the academy or at home.


There is also a weekly wellbeing newsletter produced for the students to learn about different aspects of wellbeing and complete tasks or various challenges. Within the newsletter is a link to apps and agencies that can offer support.


If a child is worried during the Academy day they can talk to their teachers, tutors and student progress leaders. If more support is needed then referrals can be put in place to our Phoenix room and other outside agencies.

Useful websites for your emotional wellbeing toolkit


https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care

A selection of self-care strategies that have been developed by young people to help manage their own wellbeing. During a time when access to regular appointments may be disrupted or anxiety might be heightened, it might be helpful to try one or some of these strategies - Anna Freud Centre


https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone

A toolbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games that can help children feel calm in a period of disruption. They also have their own mood journal and information on Coronavirus - Childline


https://youngminds.org.uk

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.


https://www.kooth.com

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk

CAMHS, This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being. I hope that you find it helpful.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Six ways to cope with lockdown loss from the BBC. Life has turned upside down and the BBC are offering different strategies to cope.


https://giveusashout.org

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Useful APPs for your emotional wellbeing toolkit


Chill Panda

Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve your wellbeing with Chill Panda. The app measures your heart rate and suggests tasks to suit your state of mind. Tasks include simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries.


Cove

Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the Cove app. Instead of words, create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness, calm and anger.


Meetwo

MeeTwo is an award-winning free fully moderated app for young people, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in-app links to UK charities and helplines.


Thrive

Thrive helps you prevent and manage stress, anxiety and related conditions. The game-based app can be used to relax before a stressful situation or on a more regular basis to help you live a happier, more stress-free life.