Children's Mental Health Week
As parents and carers, you are an important role model to your child. How you connect with friends and family will influence your child and how they develop their own friendships and relationships. For example, how you greet people and maintain friendships, but also how you forgive people or say sorry when you need to.
If you would like to know more about building connections with your child, please visit the Place2Be website where you will find some top tips to help families explore the theme of ‘Let’s Connect’. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/
Here are some video activities you also might like to try at home.
Puzzle Pieces – aimed at 4-7 year olds, this activity is presented by CBBC’s Art Ninja, Ricky Martin, and will show children how we are all connected. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/puzzle-pieces-activity-for-4-7-year-olds/
Connecting Paperchains – for 7-11 year olds, this activity helps children think about the people, things and activities they feel connected to. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/paperchains-activity-for-7-11-year-olds/
Exchanging Postcards – developed by Place2Be‘s Art Room team for 11-14 year olds, this activity encourages young people to explore what connection means to them. childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/ postcards
Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing
We would love to hear about families who have taken part in activities to support their Mental Health and Wellbeing. If your child would like to share a photo of an activity you have done at home, please email this to email@example.com so we can share it in our weekly mental health and wellbeing assemblies. Here are some ideas!
Moodbooster activities from the BBC
The BBC have created some brilliant videos to inspire everyone to boost their mood, feel good, and use movement to help them understand their emotions and manage feelings together as a family. Why not give it a try?
’50 Things to do’ list from the National Trust
The ‘50 things’ list to encourage families to play in nature together and build an enduring connection with the natural world. The activities give children an opportunity to explore their senses in the wild, care for plants and creatures, and reflect on their feelings in different landscapes.
Wellbeing for children: Healthy Habits by Clickview
This video follows Maya as she learns how to create healthy habits involving her diet, sleep, physical activity, spending less time on her devices, and the value in finding a balance.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing - by the New Economics Foundation for the Department of Health and Social Care
Five simple things we can implement in our daily lives to improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
Free Wellbeing Activities from Partnership for Children
These wellbeing activities are designed to help children process feelings, communicate effectively, cope with their anxieties and difficulties and deal with change and loss.
If you would like to speak to someone about your child’s Mental Health and Wellbeing, please contact the school office, who will put you in contact with our Pastoral Team.