St Julians School

Health and Wellbeing

We have complied some guidance and information below to support out St Julian's School students, parents/carers and also our wider communities to feel happy and healthy. Our aim is to provide support to our families as they develop and deliver their own health and wellbeing plans if they are absent from school and work.

 

We recommend Welsh Government’s national drive in promoting the five steps of health and wellbeing;

 

  • Connect. If possible, connect and keep in touch with people around you: family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Check on one another, if visits are not possible then phone, WhatsApp, text or face time.

  • Be active. If possible, get active; walk, run, cycle, play a game, gardening, dancing or construct your own home-made circuit. Ensure you are eating well, drinking water and getting the rest you need to be healthy.

  • Take notice. Be observant of yourself, others and your environment. Give compliments, support one another, be kind and look for something beautiful in your family or nature.

  • Keep learning. Stay interested in local, national and international developments. How can you help yourself and others? Be aware of other opportunities to progress your learning through the school website and Google Classrooms.

  • Give. Being there for one another is so important; random acts of kindness, encouragement, love and generosity. Invest in yourself, family and loved ones; compassion, time, patience and citizenship.


Useful Links to Help You Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy

ACTIVITY AT HOME BAKE OFF COOKING & BAKING
FITNESS VIDEOS FOOD AND MOOD LIFESTYLE
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT MUSIC NHS ACTIVITY
NHS FITNESS STUDIO NHS VIDEOS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
PHYSICAL LITERACY THIS GIRL CAN WELLBEING
WORKOUT & RECIPIES YOGA MORE YOGA
10 MINUTE SHAKE UPS

Ideas And Activities To Keep You Busy


Click on the image above for the link.

LEARN A LANGUAGE LEARN TO COOK
FREE ONLINE READING COLOURING

 

 


Free Applications

There are loads of useful applications in the App Store to support your physical and mental wellbeing. These apps   are free, some NHS approved and others that are simply helpful with studying or keeping your mind at ease.

From cooking to meditation, here are a few free apps for the whole family to try:

Change 4 Life

Changing Health

Couch to 5K

Duolingo

Easy Meals

Feeling Good :
Positive Mindset

For Me

Headspace

 

iPrescribe Exercise

 

My Cognitive Home

 

Smart Recipies

 

Student Health

 

Quizlet

 


 

Useful Websites

At this time you might have many questions you would like answered, and at points you might find yourself anxious and stressed.

Below are a number of websites that will be able to help:

●  For general worries, go to ​www.childline.org.uk​ ​or call ​0800 1111

●  For help with stress, anxiety and general mental health, go to www.youngminds.org.uk

● For advice on your thoughts, feelings and worries, go to www.newportmind.org

Here are some other useful websites:

www.mind.org.uk
www.youngminds.org.uk
www.nhs.uk/change4life
www.nspcc.org.uk
www.childline.org.uk
www.bullying.co.uk
www.kooth.com


Talking Zone - School Counselling Service

As you may already be aware, Talking Zone has always provided an online counselling service for students. However, previously this has only been available once a week. During this anxiety-provoking period this has been increased to operate daily as outlined below.

  • Monday         2-6pm
  • Tuesday        11-3pm
  • Wednesday   11-3pm
  • Thursday       5-9pm
  • Friday             2-6pm

For more information and the Talking Zone website, please follow the attached link.


Changing Minds

Changing Minds has launched a new virtual scheme today called Write With You.

This is an email service that aims to help bring young people together, who in this time of uncertainty with educational establishments being closed, might end up feeling a bit lonely or bored!

The scheme is open for any young person aged 11-25 who is living in Newport and has access to an email account.

Newport Mind's Wellbeing Ambassadors (young volunteers aged 14-25) will be the ones that will be replying to young peoples emails. This makes this an online peer support scheme.

If you would like to apply for this email scheme, then please see the attached form HERE. This document includes further information and instructions on how to apply.

Survey


The Changing Minds team at Newport Mind have put together the following 2-minute survey to find out the current needs of  the Children, Young People and Families within our communities at this difficult time:

https://changingminds2020.typeform.com/to/sCis5Q

Monday 1st June 2020

Newport MIND have created a video that introduces parents to how CBT techniques can be used to help young people to identify negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful ones. They are also planning to release a follow-up Q&A session in two weeks time, responding to questions people have about parent-led CBT and sharing any stories of their experiences of trying this out.  So please get in touch if you are interested!

'Parent Led CBT' Video

Thursday 18th June 2020

Newport MIND have released their next session of their Wise for Wellbeing series. This week, their focus is on relaxation. They have produced an informative video where questions are answered and discussed, such as 'Why is relaxation important?', 'Building our Option's, 'Guided Visualisation', relaxing activities and many more.

Wise for Relaxation | Newport MIND

 


NSPCC

The NSPCC are running a national campaign reminding adults to contact them if they have concerns about children.

If you would like more information, then please visit the NSPCC website or see the document titled 'NSPCC and DfE helpline toolkit (bilingual)' below.


Safe Internet Use

Call for parents to help keep children safe online.

Gwent Police is joining forces with local education authorities to warn parents about the dangers that lurk online.

It comes following an increase in the number of reports of children sharing indecent images online.

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, going online has become a way of life. It’s where we all learn, work and socialise. For children, going online is the new classroom, playground or play date. Sadly, there are people out there that take advantage of this and pray on the young.

Gwent Police, with its’ partners, is launching a new campaign with the simple message to parents; stop what you are doing; talk to your children about staying safe online; and protect them from harm.

Videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY07Fhc1BwiPWHd-wSSl5mMfiUBJMHEsz

Website here: https://www.gwent.police.uk/en/newsroom/operations-campaigns/stop-talk-protect-stay-safe-online/