We would like to share with you an app that can be downloaded for children aged 8-11, to support their emotional wellbeing.
The link below will direct you to more information
Introducing Ollee – a virtual friend (ParentZone/BBC Children In Need)
Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.
It’s designed to help children reflect on how they feel and to process their experiences with the support and help of their parents and carers – and it does this by offering them advice about a range of subjects: school, family, friends, their body, the internet and the world.
For each of these subjects, children can choose an emotion that matches how they feel about it: happy, angry, sad, confused, frustrated, stressed or worried.
Next, they can choose from a list of topics – for instance, a child who was worried about school might be able to select ‘I haven’t done my homework’ as the cause of their worry. Finally, they’ll see a page of advice about the topic, presented in child-friendly bite-sized chunks they can read then or save for later.
You can find more information and download the Ollee app here: https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee
The School Nursing Team is available to the parents in case you wish to ask questions and this can be done via parent line, if you TEXT in on 07507 329 114. Then someone from the School Nursing Team will call you back.
Mental Health and Well-Being
With school closures imminent, it is really important that we continue to support the well-being of our children and of each other. Being isolated is going to put a real strain on the mental health of everyone.
Below is a link to mailing list which once you have signed up you will receive a weekly email with ideas that you can use at home with your children to enhance the well-being of your family.
There will be games, simple yoga activities, mindfulness ideas and ideas about how to connect with your families in playful ways.
This is completely free so please follow the link