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East Wickham

Primary Academy,

Wickham Street,

Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving


As you are aware the importance of family is very strong at East Wickham; as soon as you join us, you are part of the family! As with all families, we look after each other and provide support if needed. Mental health and well-being are always important but the recent pandemic, dealing with lockdown and the changes we have had to manage, have affected us all. As adults, we are getting better with talking about how we feel and asking for help. At EWPA we want to ensure that our children learn, from a young age, how important it is to talk about their feelings, take time for themselves and ask for help if they need it. 
We all value the importance of learning but many children and young people have to deal with anxieties, depression or other worries that can create a barrier to their learning. As a school we would like to provide the best support we can to our families and children. We already provide lots of support through our pastoral team; lunch clubs, social groups, etc. We would like to enable our families to support each other at home too, particularly at a time when many children are experiencing anxiety.
In this area of our website we will add documents, links or videos to help you best support your children. As always, we are here if you need us, so we will still be able to offer support or advice for you or your child. 

Using Apps to support Mental Heath and Wellbeing

Supporting your child during SATs

Managing the 'back to school wobbles'

Moments of transition and change are tricky for brains - all brains, children, young people, teachers and parents and carers.   Here, Andrew from AYP(Action your potential), walks us through why the brain finds change so hard and what we can do about it.


How to Manage the Back to School Wobbles (1) - Primary 

How to Manage the Back to School Wobbles (2) - Primary



Don't forget you're all about to join and access the support from AYP via their #NeuroNinja Learning Hub, just sign up here.


For more information about supporting mental health and mind management, see our videos here about building mental flexibility and managing your brain's worry system.


How to Manage My Brain's Worry System - 14:27s

Introducing Your Mind's Garen - 7:39s


Best wishes for the term ahead.

Andrew, Angela, Darren and the team of coaches at AYP


Supporting mental health in children and families

Neuro-Ninja - Action Your Potential

To access the recordings of the Neuro-Ninja webinar series from Action Your Potential, please follow the link below to their website.  


We All Have Mental Health

Download the accompanying teacher toolkit from It's free!We All Have Mental Health is an animation designed to give yo...

Coronavirus: Helping your child with anxiety | Support

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