Mental Health and Wellbeing
Wheelock's Mental Health Champions
With our Mental health being such an important thing in our lives, this year at Wheelock, we have appointed an amazing team of Mental Health Champions.
Introducing our Mental Health Champions
Izzy, Lyra, Noah, Jasmine, Aurora, Isabelle, Bella, Alex, Alfie, Evie, Ethan, Oskar, Megan, Sam, Pippa, Holly, Max, Annie, Jemima and Sophie.
These children have an important responsibility in school. They help teachers to support children across all year groups with their wellbeing. In order to do this, the children have been running Mental Health clubs every lunch time. The children plan these clubs and deliver them to children of all ages. These have been a huge success so far. Children have created Worry Monsters, took part in emotion art, played board games and even run sporting activities on the field.
Mental Health Lunchtime Clubs for the Autumn term
All Clubs are in The Hive from 12:30pm
When they are not leading a club, they are visible on the playground to support, play with and help any children who need it. The Mental Health Champions also check our school Worry Box daily. They deal with any worries that they can and alert teachers if the worry needs an adult. We are extremely proud of our Mental Health Champions and look forward to seeing how they continue to succeed.
Some children enjoying our Mental Health Clubs (Autumn term)
These children enjoyed making their Worry Monsters.
Clubs and activities
The Mental Health Champions love to support and engage children from all across the school.
Now more than ever, our mental health and wellbeing is of paramount importance. We need to look after ourselves in order to be the best we can be.
"Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives."
Children, just like adults, benefit greatly from consistent and deliberate self-care activities. Even if they are not currently stressed or upset, teaching kids to regularly take care of themselves will help ensure that they have the skills to manage future stressors in healthy and effective ways.
Stop, Breathe, Think
Activities to promote good mental health
- Mindfulness colouring
- Going for a nature walk
- Collecting different things from nature and creating a natural collage
- Reading your favourite book
- Listening to music
- Taking part in an active activity like running, dancing or walking.