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Mental Health and Wellbeing Blog - February 2024

23rd February 2024

Welcome to our monthly wellbeing blog!

We aim to support our children and families as much as possible! We hope you find some activities or advice here that you find useful!

Please click below to visit the Wellbeing section of our website:

Wellbeing Page

Or contact to speak to a member of the pastoral team.

Action for Happiness

Action for happiness releases a monthly calendar to help support children's mental health and wellbeing. This month is Friendly February. Please click the link below to find the interactive version of the calendar..

 Action for Happiness Calendar

Feb 2024 Wellbieng

What we do at school

We try to practise Mindfulness in our classes during each week. Each blog will contain a link to a popular mindfulness activity that has been used within school. This month's choices are:

Bubble Bounce! Mindfulness for Children (Mindful Looking)

Story Corner

We also have a story to support mental health and wellbeing each month, each story will look at a different feeling, emotion or experience. Click the link below to hear this Month's story: Whimsy's Heavy Things.

The Colour Monster - A Book About Feelings

Community Corner

Community Corner

Families in Dudley can access emergency financial support, when needed, until the end of March 2024. Please take a look at the tables to find out how to access emergency help

Emergency Financial Support










Welcome Open



Did you know that Places of Welcome exist across Dudley borough?

Places of Welcome are run by local community groups who want everyone in their neighbourhood to have a place to go for a friendly face, a free hot drink and a conversation if and when they need it.

Each Place of Welcome is unique but all provide a place for people to connect with one another, find belonging and offer gifts and skills that interest them.

Places of Welcome take place in a variety of different venues including churches, community centres, libraries, mosques, temples and other community group buildings.

If you are visiting a Place of Welcome for the first time, check with the venue that they will be open as usual.

Find out more about Places of Welcome or join the Dudley Network by going to the Places of Welcome Webpage



The more we chat, play and read with our kids, the more we help build their brains.

Anytime, anywhere, whether at home or out and about, it all adds up. There’s no need to buy lots of toys or have big days out. Wherever you are, simply chatting back and forth, answering your child’s questions and sharing special moments together all help their brain to grow and develop secure and strong connections. Just what they need to get off to the right start at school.

The NHS Start for Life website is packed with simple ideas from other parents on how to build these little moments into each day.


If you would like to get outside and move more in 2024, do you know about some of the fantastic, free, outdoor exercise options in Dudley borough?

Park Active – Outdoor, group fitness sessions in five parks every week. Led by trained volunteers and for all ages and fitness abilities. Everyone is able to work at their own level and enjoy the benefits of exercising outdoors. Visit Park Active on the Let’s Get website for locations and times.

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Dudley – Volunteer or partner organisation-led short and friendly walks providing a great way to be active, socialise and have fun. Visit the Wellbeing Walks website for a list of walks.

Time2Breathe Walks – Take time out in nature for a relaxing 1-hour wellness walk. Every last Friday of the month 1 - 2pm. Further details on the Dudley Nature Reserves Facebook page.

Healthy Hubs – Four parks in Dudley provide a varied weekly programme of exercise sessions, from Tuesday through to Saturday. Sessions are led by the Park Activator staff team at Mary Stevens Park (Stourbridge), Huntingtree Park (Halesowen), Netherton Park and Silver Jubilee Park (Coseley). View the Let’s Get website for timetables of each park.

Parkrun – Volunteer-organised weekly, timed 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you. Dudley Parkrun is at the Dell Stadium, Pensnett on Saturdays at 9am. Register and find out more on the Dudley parkrun website.

Junior Parkrun – Volunteer-organised weekly, timed 2k event for juniors aged 4 – 14 years old. Held on Sundays, 9am at Stevens Park, Wollescote. Register and find out more on the junior parkrun website.



A new website has been launched for children and young people living in Dudley.  The website provides information and links to services and resources on important health and wellbeing topics, such as mental wellbeing and sexual health. Click here to take a look.