Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021

We all have mental health. Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important.

We all have small feelings every day: These sometimes feel strong and overwhelming, whether happy or sad, but they go away before too long.

Sometimes we experience big feelings: These feel strong and overwhelming for a long time. They stop us doing what we want to in our lives.

Children’s Mental Health is at the forefront of everything we do in school and the Stilling Time Program we do daily in classes demonstrates this. Our Stilling Time activities, give children a bank of resources they can use when they are feeling more worried, anxious, upset or any other emotions they find more difficult to manage. We also cover lots of different things like self esteem, resilience, managing feelings to name a few.

Children’s Mental Health week gives us an opportunity to look at different things we can do to support our mental health and well-being as well practicing lots of the things we already do in school.

Here is some more information for parents:

You’re never too young to talk mental health

 

Here is the link to the website:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ 

Here is a link for Parents and Carers:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/

 

This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health week is Express Yourself.

Here are some activities you may want to try with your children at home.

 

Key Stage One and Reception:

Mindfulness Activity Sheets

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KS1 Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack 1 Monday

KS1 Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack 1 Tuesday

KS1 Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack 1 Wednesday

KS1 Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack 1 Thursday

KS1 Weekly Wellbeing Journal Pack 1 Friday

 

Key Stage Two

My Bag Of Worries And Sadness

My Happy Place

Today I Am Feeling Spin Wheel

Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts

What Are My Best Qualities

Anxiety Or Worry

How High Is My Self-Esteem

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Letting Go and Future plans

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Pick things to do that you feel are appropriate for your child. Some of the activities are appropriate for all ages.

Don’t feel you have to do all of the activities, just pick some things you think would be beneficial.

 

There are lots more resources here if you would like to explore more:

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Don’t forget to keep completing the daily Stilling Time activities to keep you mentally healthy and use the tools you have learned when you are finding things more challenging.

Mrs Quinn x