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Weston Favell Academy

Wellbeing and Support

This is a stressful time for everyone and pupils, parents and carers will all have their own anxieties and frustrations.

We are here to help and support you as much as we possibly can and if your query has not been answered in one or other of these pages within the COVID-19 Information Hub, please contact us at admin@westonfavellacademy.org and let us know how we can help.

 

Mental Wellbeing

If your children needs support for their mental health, there are a number of providers that can offer help.  Below, you can find a number of links to useful helpline contact numbers along with self-help guides and resources.

Crisis Café at Café Track in Northampton Market Square takes place each Monday between 4pm and 8pm with social distancing measures in place.

If you are unsure about attending, call the Lowdown Helpline on 01604622223 to talk before attending, and you can also get remote crisis support on the helpline number. This service is open to 12-18 year olds.

Click here to find out what the Crisis Cafe is all about!

 

Physical Wellbeing

 

It is important that we all follow the rules on social distancing and that we don't meet up with friends at this time.

It is also important to try and get outside each day if you can.  You are allowed to go out with other people from your household for a short walk or to exercise whilst following the guidelines of keeping two metres apart from others.

Alternatively, follow the link to 'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind COVID-style' for numerous physical activities that both pupils and families can enjoy together.

Social Wellbeing

Keeping in touch with your family and friends is also really important and there are several ways of doing this but please remember to keep yourself safe over social media and online.  Popular apps for doing this at the moment are:  Face Time, WhatsApp, Zoom and Houseparty.

 

Thank you to Heather for producing a short yoga video for WFA pupils.  Heather visits the academy on a regular basis to support groups of pupils with yoga sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET!!

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams's World's Worst Children stories.

Take a break and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!

Click here - David Walliam's Elevenes

 

‘For as long as schools are closed, we’re open’:  Amazon Audible

Amazon Audible makes hundreds of titles free as schools close during coronavirus pandemic You can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories including titles across 6 different languages.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen