Children’s Mental health Week
Today marks the start of children’s mental health week. The disruption caused by the pandemic has had a massive impact on all of us, but especially our children and young people. The lack of routines, in and out of school throughout the year, separation from friends and support networks can be really tough.
This year’s theme is “express yourself”. I’ve put together some great resources to help children share their thoughts and feelings, as well as sources of support and information if you need help.
Place2Be Free Resources
Place2Be has put together free resources for children and young people to express themselves through creativity which can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. Take a look at their virtual sessions with experts sharing tips advice for children and young people.
Twinkl has lots of free and creative resources that can be incorporated into home-schooling for Children’s Mental Health Week.
The BBC has a series of resources and videos exploring themes such as friendships, bravery and learning differences.
Mind has lots of resources and information on helping you understand mental health and wellbeing. There’s information on opening up and talking about your feelings as well as the services and support available.
Mind Hub has been created by young people for your people with information and links to services in relation to your emotional health and wellbeing.
The website also offers a range of tips to manage your emotions.