This week is National Children’s Mental Health week and this year’s theme is Express yourself! We would love to see how you all express yourselves whether it be through art, story writing, dressing up or singing. Upload pictures/videos or stories to your teachers on teams and let them know it’s for Children’s Mental Health Week.
The latest statistics show that 1 in 10 children have a diagnosable mental illness. However, in these trying times, it’s understandable that most children are feeling the pressures. Things like mood swings, being low and problems with behaviour is to be expected.
Thursday 4th February is Time to Talk Day. On this day, we would like for you to spend some time talking to each other about anything and everything.
The best way to encourage your children to express their feelings is through general conversation. So here’s a family challenge for you.
Play a game where each of you chooses one of your favourite things in the world and don’t tell anyone else. Take it in turns to ask yes/no questions to find out what that thing is. For example, is it an animal? Is it a toy? Is it blue? Etc.
See how quickly you can work out what it is.
If you would like any more information about Children’s Mental Health week or resources to use at home, please visit https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact the school for further advice.