The Whole School Approach has been delivered in schools across England and Wales since 2018, with the aim to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing across the entire school community. This year, Lancashire Mind have created short videos and resource booklets of the activities that would usually be delivered by us in your school.
More general resources, including some created during Coronavirus lockdown can be found here.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Whole School Approach newsletters
Spring Term Assembly
This term's topic is on 'How to talk about mental health'.
Summer Term Assembly
This term's topic is on 'Self-care tips for looking after yourself'.
Coping with Change - resource and 20 minute video
Our 20 minute Happier Lancashire video is designed to be watched and discussed in a classroom setting.
Happier Lancashire is Lancashire Mind's universal campaign focussing on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Activities for each of the 5 Ways can be done socially distanced.
A 30 minute video on Lancashire Mind's 'Stressbuster' session, with options to pause for discussion and activities.
The session looks at what stress and pressure is, and talks through quick exercises on how to relieve present moment stress.
Click on the link if you have been told by your school you are taking part in 'Pupil Resilience'!
Click on the link if you are a current Wellbeing Ambassador who is taking part in the refresher training!
Resources for Staff, Parents & Carers
More Coronavirus specific resources and access to our previous wellbeing newsletters (created for students, teachers and parents during lockdown) can be found by clicking here
School Staff Wellbeing - How to have a conversation about mental health
This 30 minute video is for staff, and talks through: mental health statistics in the workplace, starting, managing and closing a conversation about mental health with another person, signposting information, as well as some extra downloadable scenarios/activities for you to try yourself here:
In this episode of the Mental Health Family Hour, teachers' wellbeing is discussed with special guests Richard Slinger from Lancashire Emotional Health In Schools and Wendy Hart and Sam Harding from CAMHS.
This is a free resource from Young Minds to get staff thinking about your own mental health and how you cope with the issues you face. Download the resource discussed in the video below.
We are running our online Together Workshops for parents and carers of the 8 Whole School Approach schools. The Together Workshops are a safe, respectful and supportive space where parents & carers can share experiences, learn from others and take away new tips & techniques in supporting family wellbeing when your young person is struggling. These upcoming 2 hour Zoom workshops are for parents of children at the following schools:
The Wellbeing Passport and card are tools for young people and their supporters to help them to share information about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. It's something that can be used in many situations and settings, where it's important for young people to feel confident to tell their story. Download for free from wellbeingpassport.org.uk