Alliance for Learning Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing play a central role in our commitment to supporting our wider community. We believe that physical and mental health are one – the two are equally important and are completely intertwined.
We are currently experiencing extremely challenging and pressured times for our families and our communities as we spend time in self- isolation, adhere to social distancing and experience cognitive and emotional changes which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.
Across our network we are seeing the benefits of working together and providing mutual support which are critically important now. There have been some amazing examples of our school communities coming together to help key workers, with leaders showing courage and selflessness to care for our children, young people and their families. Yet we are also seeing individuals facing challenging circumstances in looking after their own wellbeing and mental health.
As a teaching school with a vast network across the north west, we are always striving to help our colleagues in education and to look after our students and their families. Paying attention to our mental and physical health has never been more important and we hope the information in the links in the navigation bar to the left will offer some guidance during these unprecedented times.
You can also access blogs including COVID-19 – Strategies to cope with staying at home and home learning and How do we talk to children and young people about Coronavirus? by Lisa Fathers, Mental Health First Aid England national trainer and Director of Teaching School and Partnerships at Alliance for Learning.
We hope that you find this area of our website useful during these uncertain times!