Parents/Carers, please use this page to find resources and links to support the mental health & wellbeing of you and your families.

 

                       Mental Health Calendar of Events 2021-2022    

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9th – 15th May          Theme : ‘loneliness’

During ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ we will be thinking about ‘loneliness’ and the impact on our mental health.

The children will also be focusing on mental health; what it means and how we can look after our own mental health and that of others. 

Why loneliness? 

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.    

So, this Mental Health Awareness Week, we are raising awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.    

Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.

We will use a variety of stories to explore the topic including:

Caspian finds a friend by Jacqueline Veissid                     

The Visitor by Antje Damm

The Lonely Mailman by Susanna Isern

Rosie and Rasmus by Serena Geddes

 

For more information please visit the following websites:

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Mental Health UK (mentalhealth-uk.org)

Mental Health Awareness Week | Mental Health Foundation

201 Loneliness Quotes (Lonely Quotes For When You Feel Alone)

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Week 7th-13th February 2022

We have really enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities during Mental Health Week 2022! (7th-13th February)

We have been learning what mental health is and how we can look after ourselves and each other.

We have been talking about recognising and managing our feelings and learning strategies to support our mental health. These skills are so important for our children to help build resilience and coping strategies that will help them throughout their lives.

We have enjoyed stories such as… ‘Ruby’s Worry’, ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘What colour is Love?’

We have been practising ‘Mindfulness’ and relaxation. We have repeated positive affirmations and practised mindful breathing each day which has had a positive impact on the children’s mental health. 

Reception children were introduced to ‘Mood Monsters’ where colours are linked to our different feelings. The children designed their own ‘Mood Monsters’ and spoke about the things that made them feel those different emotions. We’re sure they will enjoy telling you all about it! 

A lovely week filled with positivity and relaxation!

 

 

 

 

A date for the diary…  7th to 13th February 2022 – ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Week 15th – 19th November 2021

During Anti-Bullying week, we will be emphasising the messages of kindness and friendship in an age-appropriate way; relating always to the words of Jesus: “Love one another as I have loved you”

 

 

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