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Children's Mental Health Week, 1st - 7th February 2021

 

Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week has a theme of "express yourself" this year. The focus is on ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through as many creative ways as we can. 

They have published a range of resources to support this, some of which we will be using in school and for remote learners.:

 

There are also activities designed specifically for those children at home, click below to visit their webpage:

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

 

There are some lovely short videos on Youtube to get us all thinking and talking about our mental health and to encourage us all, adults and children to express ourselves:

 

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg - helps us to see that mistakes can be good

Express yourself, made with Pond5 - Ways to express yourself

The Squiggle Game - a simple but great fun way to get creative

 

During the first lock down, some of the teachers shared short videos about their hobbies and how they look after their own mental health.

 

Mr McQuade talks about how walking helps him to be kind to himself:  Watch via Facebook

Mrs Scott explains how gardening helps her to appreciate the world around her: Watch via Facebook

Mrs Browne talks about how painting helps her to have some time to think: Watch via Facebook

Mrs Keast talks about how she and her children enjoy doing yoga to help them to relax: Watch via Facebook

 

If any pupil or parent would like to do the same, we'll share them here and hopefully inspire each other.

 

ELSA support

Mrs Bryan, our ELSA, has put together a pack of activities to help children who are feeling isolated during lockdown:

SCARF Resources

The company who organise our Life Education Bus visits have a webpage and several resources dedicated to supporting children's mental health:

SCARF at Home - Keeping Happy and Healthy During Lockdown - special Share Your Scarf edition! (coramlifeeducation.org.uk)

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - parent guide

Health for Kids! by Leicestershire NHS Partnership

Leicestershire County Council Support Available

LCC have produced information for parents with links and advice to support both children's and adults' mental health.

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