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We have a huge focus on mental health and well-being here at St. Norbert's, select Parent Information and then the Mental Health and Well-Being Tab. Here you will be able to find our whole school policy and approach including a range of useful resources and support tools for your family. A key feature will be our 5 Ways to Well-being approach inspired by the NHS initiative and New Economics Foundation, which focuses on;


*Being Active

*Taking Notice

*Keeping Learning


Let’s Connect and work together between home and school to look after and nurture yours and your child’s. We are all in this together.

The ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ 2008 are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were developed by NEF (New Economics Foundation) as the result of a commission by Foresight, the UK government’s futures think-tank, as part of the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The NHS has also adopted these principles into their own Mental Health and Wellbeing campaign , where evidence suggests these are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

‘Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life’.

This NHS booklet is an excellent resource and guide, below are some of the links and content.

Transition Booklet for Parent and Child - Click here

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire has created a five session ‘Survival Guide to Change’ online workshop series to support children and young people to learn new strategies to help manage during times of uncertainty and change. This workshop series is suitable for young people in Years 6 +. Younger children are likely to need support from parents/carers in completing this workshop.

Session 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGEbanjoK4

Session 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFYVMmGxlY

Session 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAni42TfYSg

Session 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4QIjYSJyI&t=1s

Session 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJIG37lwsP8 


Additional resources you might find useful


Wellbeing Pocket Guide St. Norbert's 2020-2021





Free training opportunity on preparing children with autism and SEND on returning to school.




A practical guide to support students to manage change during periods of disruption.




Outreach Support Service in Mainstream Education Transition Booklet for children with autism.




A Covid-19 Time Capsule activity workbook that encourages reflection and conversation about these challenging times.




A Covid-19 Time Capsule activity workbook that encourages reflection and conversation about these challenging times.




A useful infographic for returning to school after lockdown.




An excellent toolkit to support children/young people with learning disabilities with the transition back to school.


Other resources




Advice and support for parents and carers, including resources to support anxiety, how to talk to children and young people about Covid-19 and taking care of your own mental health.




Tips for those that may be experiencing health anxiety.




Wellbeing activities for families.




Resources co-created with children and young people to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.




A bank of resources to help with stress and anxiety during the current pandemic.




A brilliant toolkit full of resources and tips to help address anxiety arising from Covid-19.




Advice from the NSPCC on supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.




Visual resources, guidance and signposting links for children with autism and other learning disabilities.


A message from Citizens Advice in South Lincolnshire. 

We want to remind everyone that we are here to support our local communities in these challenging times, through our free telephone Adviceline on 0808 278 7996 (Monday to Friday 10.00-16.00)  or on email which can be found via our website: www.citizensadvicesouthlincs.org.uk.

During the pandemic, many people have encountered problems for the first time, and discover that our free impartial advice, which is available for a wide range of issues, helps them to find a way forward, when previously things looked really bleak. The range of advice we give includes advice on housing and relationship issues, helping to make sure people receive the benefits they are entitled to, through to specialist money advice or help with applications to the European Union Settlement Scheme. We can also help people access a food voucher if needed.

We know how families are struggling still, so anyone who feels they can’t see a way forward is urged to pick up the phone, or email us without delay.  We are here to help everyone find a way forward.”

If you need anything further, or have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

Best Wishes,

Sean Betts

Impact Officer

Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire

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