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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

5 Great Ways for children up to 19 years

We all want our children, young people and families of Halton to grow up healthy and happy.

Looking after Mental Wellbeing is well recognised as being the foundation for this.

Mental Wellbeing is about:

  • Being able to make relationships and keep relationships
  • Being adaptable to change and other people’s expectations
  • The ability to have fun and be open to learning
  • Developing a sense of right and wrong and managing ordinary setbacks

Parents/carers and families as well as non Mental Health staff offer help and support at different times in children’s lives that will have an impact. We all have a part to play in the promotion of Mental Wellbeing.

Find out more about the 5 Ways to Mental Wellbeing

Our health improvement team provides a holistic approach across community settings by:

  • Working in partnership
  • Offering training/E-Learning
  • Engagement and participation of children and families
  • Government/local policy drivers and evidence base
  • Children and Families Mental Health resources

Safeguarding Children

Halton Safeguarding Children Board

Useful Resources

Resources from The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

 

Get up and go

Top tips for feeling good

(aimed at primary school pupils), 2011

This booklet has been designed by Help4Pupils to help children when they are feeling sad, worried or troubled. It is full of fun simple tips on what to do to improve their mood and maintain emotional wellbeing.

Download the booklet (pdf)

 

I Gotta Feeling

Top tips for feeling good

(aimed at secondary school children), 2011

This booklet has been designed by Help4Pupils to help children when they are feeling sad, worried or troubled. It is full of fun simple tips on what to do to improve their mood and maintain emotional wellbeing.

Download the booklet (pdf)

Resources for Schools

Public Health England to boost student health, wellbeing and resilience with Rise Above for Schools 

Public Health England (PHE) has launched Rise Above for Schools, which provides new PSHE resources to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16.

Today, children and young people face increasingly complex lives and experience many new pressures that can harm their physical health, mental wellbeing and educational attainment. PHE has created Rise Above for Schools to help young people build resilience and cope with the challenges life throws at them.

All Rise Above for Schools resources have been developed in collaboration with teachers and the PSHE Association. The resources have also received the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.

Topics covered include bullying and cyberbullying, alcohol, positive relationships, smoking, exam stress, online stress and body image in a digital world. More topics will be released later in the school year.

Download the Rise Above for Schools lesson plans on the School Zone at www.NHS.uk/riseabove/schools