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Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many.  As throughout the past 18 months, all the staff at Watchfield here to support your child and your family in whatever way we can.

 

You might have noticed signs of anxiety in your child, particularly as we return to school in September.  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, the first port of call should be your child's class teacher.  Depending on need, if required further emotional support will be implemented, 

 

We’re extremely grateful for all the support you’ve shown us throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as we’ve adapted to the difficult circumstances presented, and we want to reassure you that we are still here to support you too.

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