Welcome to the home of well-being at Brockmoor

Here you will find helpful hints on how to keep your children and yourself mentally well. Remember we have a dedicated Pastoral Care Team you can talk to in School.

The best advice and guidance for developing the mental health of children can be found on the 'MindEd' website. It offers simple and sensible advice on a range of topics to do with your child's well-being. It also signposts and links to advice on common problems, child development, death and loss, trauma and coping, attachment and medication. Please follow the link below - it really is worth a few minutes of your time!

MindEd can be contacted by phone on 0207 092 6000. They're on Twitter '@MindEdUK' and can be emailed at 'minded@rcpch.ac.uk'

The NAHT also offers advice on helping your child develop - click on the link below

We have a simple school rule 'To choose: to listen, to lead by example, to be kind to others and to learn.' Here are ten choices you can make to well-being.

1. Say "Yes" More. Try saying "yes" more to spending quality family time and doing things together.

2. Say "No" More as well! When it comes to I want rather than I need, learn how to say "no."

3. Worry Less. Keeping kids safe should be a priority, but don't let your worries about all the large and small highly sensationalized harm that exists out there drive your life. The overwhelming odds are with you. Instead, find ways to make your kid's world safer and let them actively explore what's around them.

4. Listen More; Talk at Less. Ask "What do you think? What are you feeling? Tell me about it. What would you do?"

5. Negotiate Less; Explain More. Our kids deserve to know the thinking behind our decisions and expectations, but should not be equal partners at the bargaining table. We are the parents.

6. Read a Little More. It's not only a good way to spend time together, but reading to your child, with your child, and in front of your child will also help them grow as readers. Grab your books, magazines, newspapers, notes, and visit our Growing Readers website for inspiration.

7. Write a Little More. Get in the habit of writing notes of encouragement, love, recognition, responsibility, and daily appreciation of life.

8. Expect a Little More. Expect more from your children, like good behavior, responsibility, manners, kindness, and all of the goodness that lies within your kids.

9. Expect a Little Less. Be okay with a little less constant scheduling and enrichment filled days. Slow down, you move too fast. Children need a lot of slow to grow. Create a daily schedule for your kids, as well as yourself, that is more balanced and realistic.

10. Connect More. Take steps to maintain friendships, and stay connected with family, the community, those less fortunate, and the natural world.

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