Pastoral Resources

At KGS we understand and value the importance of supporting our pupils by working together with parents, and sharing information about how they can help support and promote good mental health for their children.

To help with the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our pupils, we would like to share a range of video and written resources that cover some of the key ideas from our work in school and present them in ways that can be used at home. 

We hope that you will find the resources helpful.

Useful Videos To Support Wellbeing





Useful Links to Support Wellbeing

 

https://www.headspace.com/

Visit the Headspace website for guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style. You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with our free Basics course. If you enjoy it, then it’s time to subscribe. Once you do, you’ll have bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, exercises to add extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep.

https://www.calm.com/

Calm is a meditation and Sleep App that you can try for free.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Smiling Mind is a mediation app. Its purpose is to equip ‘young people with the integral skills they need to thrive in life’ by teaching them the skills of mindfulness meditation.

https://www.downdogapp.com/schools

A fitness app that includes yoga, meditation, HIIT and Barre. It’s free until the end of July if you sign in using your school email.

The following websites offer advice and on how to support your mental health

www.youngminds.org.uk

Their purpose to ‘stop young people’s mental health reaching crisis point’

Their mission ‘to make sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.’

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

This website has specific tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are feeling worried or anxious about coronavirus or are feeling anxious in general.

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

This website has videos, articles and information, giving advice on how to look after your wellbeing.

Children’s Commissioner

Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-tocoronavirus/

Description: a downloadable guide for children about coronavirus.


Useful Pastoral Links To Help You Support Your Children’s Wellbeing

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/ Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

British Psychological Society (BPS) 

Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-andcarers-help-children-through-uncertainty

Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.


Online Safety website links