Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual reaches his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a positive contribution to her or his community.
To support your child with anxieties about school please see the message from our ELSA in the video below.
At present we are facing many new challenges globally to health and wellbeing. Greenmeadow Primary School recognises that this makes our children at increased risk of emotional wellbeing difficulties. Our aim is to support children and their families to enable them to be safe and well both physically and emotionally at this difficult time and the school aims to keep in contact with all parents/carers and children throughout the lockdown period. If you are worried about your child's wellbeing please inform their teacher who will endeavour to help support you and your child.
There are many resources available to help support you child's mental health and emotional wellbeing at home. Please find below resources which you may find useful whilst your child is at home.
Worry and Anxiety
Wellbeing and self esteem
In addition, further resources are available to support children's wellbeing by clicking on the following link.
What to do if your child falls ill or is injured during the pandemic.
The following guidance gives advice and clarity on what to do if your child is ill during the pandemic so that you can make an informed choice about what action to take.
Explaining COVID - 19 to young children
We recognise that some children are confused and anxious about the current situation and that parents are having to answer sometimes difficult questions. By clicking on the link below you can access a child-friendly booklet to help you explain the current pandemic to your child.
We understand that some parents who are co-parenting a child with another adult at a different address, may be confused about the advice given on what they should and shouldn't do to ensure they are able to carry out the parenting role safely during this time. For parents or carers requiring advice on this issue Caffcass have released the following guidance:
Additional advice and resources may be found by clicking on the links below:
We recognise that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a difficult time for families and aim to help you to support your's and your children's emotional and mental as well as physical well-being. We will be updating this page with useful information to help you stay safe and well during the current crisis.
We realise that for many families the current COVID-19 crisis is a time of anxiety not only with regards to the safety and wellbeing of family and friends but also, for some, financially. For any of you who are struggling to get out or need help you can contact Voluntary Action Swindon at
On the top bar look for Coronavirus - help and support
In addition, Swindon Borough Council have a Live Well Hub and a compassionate Swindon group that have set up ‘Here for Swindon’, details below.