Children's Mental Health Week
From 1st-7th February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week.
This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 children (and adults) will be encouraged to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas (Place2Be, 2021).
For more information about Children's Mental Health Week please visit https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
To support Children’s Mental Health Week we have put together some activities for the week that help to promote positive mental health and provide ways for children to share their feelings, thoughts and ideas.
We all have different interests and hopes and dreams for the future. Think about what makes you, you. What things interest you? What’s your ambition for when you are older? Do you have a particular talent or a certain hobby you enjoy?
Draw a picture of yourself in the middle of a piece of paper and then around you draw all the things that make you, you.
Share some kindness
One thing that is good for our mental health is being kind to others. It helps other people to feel good and makes us feel good too. What could you do to show kindness to others today?
We would love to see you being kind, share your pictures with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload onto Tapestry.
Healthy inside and out
It is really important to look after our minds as well as our bodies. Physical activities, such as yoga, can help our mind and body stay healthy and happy.
I think you will enjoy this yoga lesson.
Create your own positive affirmation
It is important to start each day with a positive thought, as this thought can stay with you for the rest of the day. Focussing on a positive thought can help you to feel happier and calmer. You can also share this positive thought with others, helping to make their day a little brighter too!
You can watch an assembly on Children's Mental Health week.
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