My Happy Mind
At East Ward, we know that the emotional well being of children is just as important as their physical health. We understand that early intervention is key to giving our children the best start in life and ensure that we teach them the skills they need to recognise and deal with their emotions. Good mental health allows our children to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
How can we ensure we look after our mental health:
- Get involved in physical activity to boost our moods
- Lead a healthy lifestyle and make good choices with food
- Prioritise self-care and time to relax
- Take time to play and be creative
- Build positive relationships with those around us
- Build positive sleep habits in a good sleep environment.
Here in school, there are many ways we support our children’s health and well being. Miss Sheridan, Miss Hewitt and Mrs Hall in particular work closely with our families to ensure that they have access to support networks where necessary, including access to our range of parental workshops in school and signposting to support across Bury.
For more information, please speak to Miss Sheridan, our Children's Mental Health First Aider and Pastoral Lead.
At East Ward, 'myHappymind', the award winning program for schools & nurseries, families and organisations, runs along side out PSHE curriculum. The program has been commissioned by the NHS and is delivered by class teachers each week.
It teaches preventative habits that support positive mental health, resilience and self esteem. All of the concepts taught are based on science and research and grounded in neuroscience and positive psychology.
The myHappymind curriculum is grounded in scientific research and helps children to:
- Feel happier
- Know what to do when they feel worried or stressed
- Improve their focus and learn more
- Achieve more of the goals that they set for themselves
- Develop better relationships with friends and families
- Feel great about who they are and have positive self esteem.