Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Children’s mental health charity “Place to Be” launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to highlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Seven years later, especially with the changes and challenges of the way the world is at the moment, it is very important that we take part as a school.
From Monday 1st February – Friday 5th February, your teachers have been busy planning activities linked to this year’s theme which is “Express Yourself”. Expressing yourself is about finding different ways to share feelings, thoughts and ideas in creative ways. This could be through art, music, writing, poetry, photography or any other activity that makes you feel good. Being able to express yourself is not about putting on a performance for others or being the best at something, it is about finding a way to show who you really are and how you see the world through your unique view.
The theme for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week this year was "Express Yourself". The children spent the week creating pieces of art, writing and discussing the things that make them feel happy and how they like to express their unique character. We celebrated the week with a "Dress to Express" day where we asked the children to dress up in an outfit that represented them. We've put together some of the photographs that were taken so that everyone can remember this very important week and all the enjoyment that comes from highlighting and celebrating our individuality!
More information and some activities for parents can be found on the Children’s Mental Health Week website below.