Hi Girls and Boys,
Do you ever have a funny feeling in your tummy? Do you sometimes feel upset and your head aches? You may have a worry that you’d like some help with.
Growing up can sometimes be tricky and it can make you feel sad, lonely, worried and nervous and all sorts of other emotions. This can happen to anyone at any time! We want to help you with any worries you have, so please talk to us or use the worry box.
It is OK to be worried about things and often the more you talk about a worry the smaller it will get!
There is a worry box in your classroom, beside your teachers desk.
Write down your worry and put it in the box for your teacher to read.
This is an opportunity for children to share their concerns and worries in a safe and secure way.
All our staff will support and encourage your child to talk through their worries. This is a great way to develop good emotional literacy while supporting your children’s resilience and emotional wellbeing.
At St. Patricks, we use a range of strategies, resources and sources of support to help our children to develop their emotional literacy, explore their emotional difficulties and/or feelings. To support this all classes have a worry box. This allows all children access to a resource within their classroom to write down and put their ‘worries’ in. This resource is about showing the child that they do not have to carry their worries around with them and enables their teacher to be aware and offer further support.
In order to try to help you we may write and keep some notes and we may share your worry with other trusted adults. This means that we may share your worry with the people at the school that keep you safe or have responsibility for keeping you safe at home.