Children’s Mental Health Week
Children’s Mental Health Week starts on 7th February, and the theme this year is “Growing Together”. During the week, schools across the UK will be exploring the concept of growing emotionally and thinking about ways to help each other grow.
All schools are really struggling at the moment with both staff and pupil absence and this will be having an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of everyone.
Next week gives you an ideal opportunity to share, discuss, reflect and support everyone’s mental health and offer strategies and activities to help.
I have put together a list of resources that you might like to use to promote mental health and wellbeing across your school.
You Tube – Introduction to Children’s Mental Health week
Mentally Health Schools – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Growing together: Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 toolkit of resources.
Place2Be – A collection of free resources including Virtual Assemblies and interviews with familiar faces from the world of TV, music and sport who have shared their stories of emotional growth.
Twinkl – Children’s mental Health Week Resources
Rehab4addiction – A really useful infographic showing the facts about children’s mental health
Worth-It – 5 Practical and Meaningful Activities for Children’s Mental Health Week
National Literacy Trust – A video from children’s author Tom Percival explaining his top tips for what to do when you feel worried.
National Online Safety – A full suite of FREE mental health resources
All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online
It is also Safer Internet Day takes place on the 8th February – a range of resources can be found on the UK Safer Internet Centre website
You may find the following more general resources useful as well:
Public Health England – Better Health – Every Mind Matters
Mentally Health Schools – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – Resource Library
Young Minds – Mental Health Resources
Time to change – Mental Health Resources for Schools