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Children's Mental Health Week

This week is Children's Mental Health Week

 

With schools partially closed and lots of uncertainty, children and young people's mental health has never been more important.

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

 

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

 

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

 

For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 we would like to raise awareness and encourage our children at home and at school to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

 

On Monday there will be a live assembly. It will be available at 9am on Monday 1st February and will feature well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson. It plans to give a positive message about the power of creative expression. 

 

This will be followed up in Tuesday’s and Thursday’s worships for our school, linking it to the Christian value of Courage.

Thursday and Friday afternoons will be devoted health and well-being activities both at home and at school. We will provide activities through DB Primary for Rec/Y1 and Google Classroom for Years 2-6. There will be a variety of activities for you to choose from and there is no need to submit work but it would be lovely if you would like to get in touch with us to share photographs or messages of what you have done.

 

On Friday we will encourage all the children and staff at school and at home to wear their favourite colour or choose a range of colours that express how they’re feeling. Our lives are full of colour and we can use colour to help make sense of how we’re feeling.

Below is the overview for the week and some suggested links that you may wish to look at.  

 

Mixed Monday- looking at different feelings at emotions.

Talk Tuesday- focusing on different words to express emotions

What Number Wednesday - using a number to say how we feel. 

Tame it Thursday - thinking of how to control our emotions

Feel Good Friday- thinking of what makes us feel happy. 

Live assembly 9am with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

School worship on zoom with Mr Hooton 9.55

Story time with Mrs Myers and various other links to watch whenever the time suits you.  

School worship on zoom with Mr Hooton 9.55

Dress to express! Be as colourful as you want! 

 

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

5 ways to Well Being Video-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF7Ou43Vj6c&feature=youtu.be

Lovely website with free resources and animated tale about a little girl called Lucy. https://www.lucysblueday.com/

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