Category Archives: Wellbeing Updates

Family Action Service

Family Action is a charity committed to building stronger families by providing practical, emotional and financial support. The local Carlisle group has put together this introductory presentation for young people aged 11-19 about the services they offer: Y7UP Assembly FamilyLine is a free service available to support adult family members on all aspects of family […]

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Winner of a Golden Apple Award 2021

We are absolutely thrilled that William Howard School was announced as a Golden Apple Award winner at the glittering awards evening yesterday. Mrs Mothersdale and Mrs Swan were there to be presented with the winning trophy for the Health and Wellbeing category, awarded for their innovative approach to student support during lockdown. As well as […]

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Mindfulness – Our Wellbeing Theme for June

Our wellbeing theme for June is “Be Mindful”. The video below explains every day mindfulness: To find out more, visit  What is mindfulness? – Mindfulness for Students Here’s a short video about the science behind mindfulness: Do you ever feel like your mind can be like a snow globe? All shaken up with thoughts falling […]

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Connecting with Nature

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming up soon; from 10 to 15 May. The theme of the week is ‘Connecting with Nature’ which links with our month’s wellbeing focus: ‘Valuing our Place’. Connecting with nature is about building a relationship with nature by noticing and becoming sensitive to the environment around us. This has benefits […]

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Earth Day 2021

The theme of our Wellbeing Briefings this month is ‘Valuing our Place’, which corresponds nicely with Earth Day taking place on Thursday, 22 April. The Earth’s resources are not limitless and by doing our bit we can feel good about the difference we can make to improve the lives of our families in the future. Every […]

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Support for Wellbeing

A new Mental Health support team from Barnardo’s are working with schools in Carlisle. A member of the team will be based at WHS one day a week to support students with their emotional wellbeing. If any student would like help and advice or just a chat, please contact your Student Manager to arrange a […]

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Wellbeing Coaching Available

Carlisle Eden Mind’s “Coaching in Mind” is an individualised, guided, wellbeing support service for young people aged 14-18 years who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. The service blends both online therapeutic and psychoeducation programs, and one to one personal coaching from Carlisle Eden Mind.   Referrals are made through school, so please contact your […]

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Understanding the Teenage Brain – FREE Online Courses

Knowledge is Power Sometimes when we understand what is going on for our children and young people, it can help us support their emotional wellbeing and mental health better. So if you have teens, pre-teens or little ones and want to know more, take a look at these FREE online courses for teenagers, parents-to-be, parents, […]

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Supporting your Child’s Mental Health Advice Sessions

Barnardo’s is offering free Zoom information sessions to parents and carers, to provide informal practical advice and ideas on “Supporting your child’s mental health through the pandemic“. To book onto one of these sessions please email: mytimecumbria@barnardos.org.uk with your name and contact email address stating your preferred session date.

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