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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Healthy Minds

Student wellbeing is vital and we appreciate that  students may be feelinghealthy minds anxious about the transition to Secondary School. It is really important that together we support students to manage the transition from Y6 to Y7 at Meadowhead School.

Having some worry can be really good because it keeps us safe, but when we have lots of worry, it can make us feel bad and make it hard for us to manage our feelings. This is normal and you are not alone.   If you are feeling worried or scared, we will be providing you with some ideas and activities to keep your mind healthy.

We have lots of resources on our main Wellbeing section: Mental Health and Well-being - Meadowhead School

Self Help

At school we have lots of activities and clubs and interventions to help you keep a healthy mind , including assemblies, form time and Ethics lessons about what you can do to help yourself. Here are some of them:

1.     Regular Exercise
You should be exercising for at least 30 minutes a day which is nothing compared to all of the walking and running you do around school during a normal school day.  The exercise could be a brisk walk or if you want something different like dancing along to a video:

2.     Social Interaction
Try and stay in contact with friends and family over the long summer holiday, as talking to other people is really important for a healthy mind.  Make sure you stay safe if talking online.  Do not get into arguments with others online as your teachers cannot be there to help you resolve them. Support each other as you get ready for the move to secondary school.

3.     Be creative
We always feel better about ourselves if we have something to show for our day and creating something is anrainbow easy way to do this.  Being creative doesn’t necessarily mean doing a piece of art work, but anything you can make will make you feel more positive about yourself 

•    Bake a cake
•    Do a piece of creative writing.  
•    Do some junk modelling

4.     Sleep Routine
Try to stay to your normal school sleep routine.  It may be tempting to stay up late and wake up mid-afternoon in the holidays but you need plenty of sunlight and having a healthy sleep pattern is vital for a healthy mind and will mean you make healthier choices about your diet too.


sleep guidance chart