Ethos and Wellbeing
Learners, Believers, Friends
We are a community of learners, believers and friends rooted in the values and teachings of the Gospel. We seek to enable every individual to develop to his or her full potential in the knowledge that they are uniquely created and loved by God.
Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. For more information, please click here
'Supporting your Child's Wellbeing' workshop - Please click here for the presentation from the workshop given by Dr Alison D'Amario, Educational Psychologist for the Xavier trust
Emotional Coaching Webinar
This is an excellent webinar which parents of all children will find very useful Emotion Coaching - YouTube
CAHMS - Back to school resource click here
Distraction Activities - how to distract your child from difficult feelings click here
Relaxation Activities - for children feeling anxious which includes how to make your own stress toy!
Staying Connected ; help for your child to feel more connected to friends and family they are missing
Recommended by Dr Alison D'Amario, Educational Psychologist for the Xavier trust
- Parent Guide - Supporting children’s mental health during lockdown
- Anxious child
- Bereavement guide
- Coronavirus and Bereavement
- Coronavirus Anxiety workbook, COVID-19-Parenting-Tips- UNICEF
- FirstAid For Feelings
- My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19
- Self Care Strategies for Educators During the Coronavirus Crisis
Please see information about Emotion Coaching here
Anxiety for Parents and School Staff
Please find a link below to a webinar by Dr Ali D’Amario EP on Anxiety for Parents and School Staff. It focuses on how to support children and young people of all ages, but the strategies all apply to adults too.
It's 40 minutes and covers;
- -What is anxiety?
- -What happens in the body and brain when we feel anxious?
- -Anxiety and COVID-19
- - How to initiate conversations about emotions
- - Strategies to support children with anxiety
- - How to support mental health more generally
Zones of regulation
This is an approach to help children self regulate their emotions and therefore have greater self control. This is being rolled out throughout the school. The aim is for children to know the 4 different colours and which feeling words are associated with each colour. Please click here
Wellbeing for children
Nuffield Health resources for children please click here
Coronavirus pack for children
Please click here for how to explain Coronavirus to children
Please click here for information on maintaining your emotional well-being and mental health whilst in self-isolation
Surrey Central Health Advice
Surrey Central Health advice line: Providing useful information on a variety of issues such as sleep hygiene etc. Tel: 01883 340922