Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 2:05pm

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 

 

From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways that they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home; including activity ideas, tips for parents and carers, and an online assembly which will be available from Monday 1 February.

Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more

This week you will notice a focus on the children’s mental health through the lessons that are set.  We hope you are all able to join this focus and spend time thinking about how you can be kind to yourselves, express yourselves and support one another.

Many websites are sharing activities and tips for things to do this week and also for things to build into your everyday lives.  BBC is one particular website with lots of resources:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/childrens-mental-health-week/zk37bdm

The themes explored in this collection include:

  • Mental health
  • Body image
  • Friendship
  • Bravery
  • Learning differences
  • Growth mindset

Another website that may be helpful for those times during that day that need a focus is 5 minute fun:

https://www.5minutefun.com/wellbeing-activities-for-kids-stuck-indoors/

There is also a PDF file with lots of ideas and activities to support the whole family. Activity Ideas

The focus for the week is ever more important this year with the current pandemic and changes to all of our lives.  As a staff we want to thank all children, parents and carers for all they are doing to support their children’s learning and well-being.  You are all incredible.

Have fun with the lessons and activities.  Please send in anything you have done that you would like to share with us.

Take care, we miss you all.

The St Joseph’s Team

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