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Mental Health Newsletter June 2024

5th June 2024

 

Welcome to our monthly wellbeing blog for

June 2024

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


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

https://www.colleylaneprimary.org.uk/our-school/safeguarding-and-wellbeing/wellbeing/

Or contact 

wellbeing@colley.windsoracademytrust.org.uk 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 June. Please click the link below to find the interactive version of the calendar.

https://actionforhappiness.org/calendar 

 

What we do at school

We try to practice 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: 

Rainbow Bubble Breathing! 5- minute mindful breathing activity for kids.

 

Rainbow Bubble Breathing! 5-Minute Mindful Breathing Activity For Kids!

 

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: 

 

Be Proud Of Who You Are -Join the Sophie Says crew on their seaside adventure as they help their friend dream big and believe in herself. 

 

Sophie Says Books | Be Proud of Who You Are | Children's Mental Health | Children's Books Read Aloud




Community Corner 

 

Dudley Council has an Early Help and Family Information Service Directory. This service offers information about funded childcare, activities, services and events taking place across the borough and information about NHS health services for children, young people and families.

Please check the link below for more information.

https://www3.dudley.gov.uk/Synergy/FSD/

 

Dudley Council also offer advice on the current Cost of Living Crisis, offering helpful advice covering support with household costs through to mental health and wellbeing. To access please see the link below.

 

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Did you know that there is a cost of living web page on the Dudley Council website, with advice and links to support you with rising household costs?

Wide-ranging topics are covered, from national cost of living payments and advice for people struggling to pay bills, to transport support, care costs, child support and information for anyone who needs help with their mental health and wellbeing.


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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 neighborhood 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 centers, 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

 

 

Pride Month - June

During June we will be celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive school environment. The children will have the opportunity to learn about different identities. 

 

World Wellbeing Week - 24th - 28th June

 

During June we will be focusing on promoting healthy habits for our children and young people as this is the theme for World Wellbeing Week.

Better Kids Website has a list of 8 Healthy Habits to support your child’s mental and emotional health. Use the link below to find out more.

 

https://betterkids.education/blog/8-healthy-habits-to-support-kids-mental-and-emotional-health 




Dudley Council have a Health and Wellbeing update for children and families in Dudley. It offers some information on free healthy living support, lunchbox ideas, recipes, the toothbrush scheme and much more. Please use the link below for more information.

 

https://lets-get.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Final-Dudley-Health-Welbeing-update-for-families-spring-24.pdf 

 

 

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.