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Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being

During this difficult time, even though our school is currently closed to all but a few children, we’re still here to support your child and your family in whatever way we can.

 

You might be noticing signs of increasing anxiety in your child as they’re spending more time indoors and outside of their normal routines. Depending on the age of your child, these signs might include behaviours such as:

 

  • Regressing to behaviour they’ve outgrown, such as thumb-sucking or bed-wetting
  • Showing worry at being separated from you or concern about leaving the house
  • Tantrums or refusual to follow instructions
  • Disrupted sleeping patterns and having trouble falling asleep
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Expressing sadness, anger or fear
  • Exhibiting these more intense emotions but being unable to talk about what they’re feeling
  • Wanting to talk about coronavirus all the time - or not wanting to talk about the current situation at all
  • Sharing false information that they’re hearing from their peers or seeing online

 

We’ve put together some resources to help you support your child - and equally importantly, some links which we hope you may find helpful if you would like some support for your own mental health and wellbeing at this time. We hope you find this information helpful.

 

If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by emailing our pastoral support team on families@watchfield.oxon.sch.uk.

 

We’re extremely grateful for all the support you’ve shown us as we’ve adapted to these difficult circumstances, and we want to reassure you that we are still here to support you too.

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