Children’s Mental Health Week
Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 6-10 February 2023. This year's theme is Let's Connect.
Throughout the week we will be encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they connect with others, and how they can help others to connect.
This Children's Mental Health Week, we are asking people to Dress to Express on Friday 10th February. The idea is simple – wear a colourful outfit to express yourself and donate £2 which we will split between Place 2 Be and Lady Bankes Primary School to support Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing. Children and staff can wear their favourite colour or a unique outfit to express how they are feeling, it can be as simple or elaborate as you like! Dress to Express is an opportunity for self-expression and celebrating a diverse range of emotions.
Useful websites, strategies and resources.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out these free resources for families from Place2be.
These fun interactive videos are an amazing free resource designed for pupils to enjoy movement, mindful moments and encourage feelings of calm.
Mental Health toolkit
This self-care plan walks primary-aged children through a series of steps, helping them create a simple self-care plan that works for them. It helps children identify activities that they can use to support their mental health.
This A-Z guide gives you advice on how to help your child with their feelings and behaviour, as well as mental health conditions and life events.
This is an online resource for families with specific support in how to talk to your child about key worries: https://www.mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people
If you are looking to develop relaxation for your child, have a look at this website: https://www.relaxkids.com/
For support and advice around building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, visit the Change4Life website: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/
For advice and support for concerns around bullying, cyberbullying, depression, anxiety and many more, please visit the NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/
For further information and support, around mental health, please visit: Every Mind Matters - NHS (www.nhs.uk)