The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Mental Health and Well-Being resources

"We are all in the same sea but in different boats, 
the school is our guiding light and safe haven in a sea of uncertainty

 Children's wellbeing activities

 During the Covid-19 pandemic, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines. But just as doing exercise improves physical health, you and your child can do activities to boost their mental health.

A really nice story for KS1 explaining about Covid and feelings which also includes activities.
KS1 - story about Covid

An E-book by Axel Scheffler for KS2 explaining about Covid.
KS2 - story about Covid


This site has lovely well-being journals-interactive and printable and a fact file, kids exercise link, a parent's guide to their child's well-being and some lesson plans with resources to use in school.
Wellbeing journals


The following resources could be used to support the wellbeing of children and adults. NEW: Book of Hopes - "The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown" A collection of poems and short stories from some of the world's best children's authors.


Helpful links and helplines for adults:

Coronavirus : Mentally Healthy Schools

 The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has brought many new and unexpected challenges to children’s mental health and wellbeing. In the current climate, it is more important than ever that we support children’s mental health.


Mental health advice & activities for children and staff.

At home family activities (


New portal for Anna Freud resources - for young people, parents and carers, schools, colleges and early years settings. Support for pupils. Oxford Health NHS Trust have launched a new helpline for children and young people during the Coronavirus outbreak