The well being of our pupils is paramount during this difficult time. Our staff and SEN team are here to support you and your children. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any worries or questions.
The first two resources have been recommended by our school educational psychologist:
The first resource is a free well-being journal for children “At Home with Weaving Well-being” by Fiona Forman co-author of the Weaving Wellbeing Programme. It is a free-book/download. Fiona appeared on Ireland AM Virgin Media 1 to discuss children’s well-being during these uncertain times and she used some of the activities that are in this free journal.
The website is https://www.otb.ie/wwb-home
The second resource - WellRead supports emotional wellbeing and is targeted at children aged 8-12 and provides stories selected to support parents/caregivers. Each story is designed with stopping points to encourage discussion. It was developed by Verbal Arts Centre which is a registered charity.
The website is https://www.mywellread.com/.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children:
Well Being Journal for Kids
The Department of Education and Skills in conjunction with NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service) have created the following resources:
Talking to Children and Young People about Covid 19:
A guide for parents on supporting children and young people with daily routines while schools are closed:
Sample plan for the day
Advice for young people while schools are closed:
Health Service Executive: Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak:
Coping Skills for Kids: Including deep breathing exercises,anxiety and anger:
Mental health Ireland: 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Meditation and Mindfulness
Action for Happiness: Coping Calendar