Report on: Emotional Health and Wellbeing Friday 17th Feb 2017

Date: 17th Feb 2017 @ 1:08pm

Today Robert Chapman, our school nurse, gave a talk at Friday Parents' coffee about the topic of "Emotional Health and Wellbeing."

In collaboration with "Healthy Schools Manchester", Robert is involved with delivering a series of Health Promotion lessons on Fridays to children at Alma Park school, in years 1 through 6.

Our children learn about a range of topics, including respect for others, understanding our own and others' feelings, and problem solving when it comes to simple problems that arise in friendship groups.

There are separate sets of learning materials for the various age groups, with lessons delivered by Robert and the classes' own teachers. 

If anyone needs advice about specific issues, do contact the school, with the usual first point of contact being the class teacher. And Robert our school nurse is available every Friday and is at the school gate/office area at the beginning of the school day.

Robert also talked about what support is available when more difficult problems arise, including referrals to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).

This was a very interesting talk! Thank you Robert, and thank you everyone who attended, for good discussions.

The next dates at Parents' coffee will be as follows. All welcome to all events:

Friday 3rd March: Book swap and cake sales! There will be coffee as usual. You can bring any books you would like to swap or donate along. There will be homemade cakes on sale, as we are beginning fund raising to improve the buddy benches in the playgrounds. 

Friday 10th March - Coffee as usual 

Friday 17th March - PTA meeting, 

Friday 24th March - Coffee as usual 

Friday 31st March - Talk by Robert on Hygiene and Head Lice 

Alma Park Primary School

Errwood Road

Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PF

T: 0161 224 8789

E: admin@almapark.manchester.sch.uk