Time to Talk

Dear parent/carer,


I hope that this email finds you well? The sunshine has certainly been a welcome break from the rain, storms and cold that we have been experiencing of late.


As part of the pastoral curriculum, each week has a theme that is explored through assemblies, discussion and activities. The theme for this week is ‘Time to Talk’. The aim of the week is to explore, manageable, ways that we can look after our wellbeing and consequently our mental health.


We would love you to become involved by taking ‘Time to Talk’ to your children about ways that you look after your wellbeing to help manage day to day stress and anxiety. Staff have already begun sharing their coping mechanisms with me such as the power of music or escaping into a good book.


There are often misconceptions that are magnified by the way that topics and issues are presented in the media. The word ‘anxiety’ itself which is defined as ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’ has become one that appears to carry much weight and distress. The last two years have been filled with many challenges that we have not experienced before – it is only natural that emotions such as anxiety would therefore be experienced as a result.


Should you wish to find out more then the NHS website is a good starting point. The link below will take you to their ‘5 Steps to Wellbeing’ guidance.




This link to another part of the NHS site gives an overview of symptoms of stress that might also be a useful tool.



I hope that you will join us in taking part in this community event and ‘Take time to talk’ to your children.

Thank you for taking time to read this – should you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me vgregory@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

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