Mental Health and Wellbeing

Here at The Kibworth School we adhere to and follow the Department for Education advice and guidance: DfE - Mental health and behaviour in schools

Mental health problems can cause distress to individuals and those who care for them. The Prime Minister has said that mental health is one of the “greatest social challenges of our time”. Overall, it is estimated that one in ten children and young people have a diagnosable mental disorder – the equivalent of three students in every classroom across the country. Therefore schools and colleges are a vital part of a wider systems approach to promoting positive mental wellbeing and preventing mental illness in children and young people.

'The national focus on children and young people’s mental health in recent years has been long overdue and welcome. The new funds government have invested in this area have generated a wealth of activity and momentum to transform our children and young people’s mental health services – with some success'. Sarah Brennan, Young Minds CEO

At The Kibworth School we take our responsibility to support our students and their families very seriously. We are working with the National Children's Bureau to achieve a school's Well-being Award.  This means as a school we are committed to:

  • Embedding a culture which values the happiness and emotional welfare of all its students.
  • Ensuring that the promotion of good mental health and emotional wellbeing is the responsibility of all the whole school community including: staff, governors, parents and students, and external agencies beyond the school gates.
  • Showing the school’s commitment to promoting wellbeing as part of day-to-day school life.
  • Developing a whole school strategy for improving the wellbeing of students.
  • Attracting and retain high-quality staff.

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Wellbeing Apps

CALM – offers sleep stories, meditation, and breathing exercises for mindfulness practice. This app is designed to help you unwind, improve sleep and create a meditation routine to help reduce your daily stresses. IOS

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CALM HARM – offers distraction from urges to self harm using tasks. This app is designed to help you resist these urges, learn how to identify and how to manage your emotional mind in a positive way. IOS

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CLEAR FEAR – offers activities and mindfulness exercises to help manage anxiety. This app is designed to help you to change your anxious thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

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COLORFY – offers 1000 pictures for mindful colouring without being connected to wifi. Colouring with this app can help you to relax and reduce anxiety by distracting you from your negative or stressful thoughts.

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MINDFUL GNATS – offers eight simple mindfulness and relaxation exercises. This app is designed to improve awareness of your body, mind and world through mindful practice. This can help you to reduce your stress levels.

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MINDSHIFT CBT – offers ways to manage worry, panic and a range of anxieties. This app is designed to help you face and change how you think about anxiety. It also offers relaxation exercises to practice.

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MOOD SPACE – offers a thought diary, positive reflection and mindful meditation. This app is designed to put your mind in a better space through daily use of short mood workouts.

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PZIZZ – offers ‘dreamscapes’ which combine sound effects, music and voiceovers to improve sleep. This app will aid falling asleep by calming your mind and body, leaving you more able to sleep through the night and so wake up feeling more refreshed.

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SMILING MIND – offers programs, meditation and mindfulness exercises for a range of age groups to support healthy minds. This app is designed to teach you how to look after your mind, stay calm and destress.

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