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Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School

Lead Kindly Light, Lead Thou Me On

Xavier Education Trust


Learners, Believers, Friends

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.



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!

 click here

Staying Connected ; help for your child to feel more connected to friends and family they are missing  

click here


Wellbeing resources

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 workbookCOVID-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


Emotion Coaching

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 for Children’s Mental Health Week WB 3rd February 2020. The aim at this stage 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


Self Isolation

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

Tips for children