Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 1st-7th February, and this year it’s even more essential than ever to make sure our pupils are supported. The theme of the week is ‘Express Yourself’. Below you will find some links and useful resources to use this week. 

Growth Mindset 
Watch the video below to learn more about how to have a growth mindset.

Oak Academy Resources 
Oak academy Mental Health Week assembly link (Monday 9am):

Express Yourself – Primary Group Activities

More resources to use at home:

SCARF Resources
These simple activities for each day of the week will help children build skills and strategies to keep mentally well.

Follow the link to access daily activities from SCARF:

We are sharing these activities with you to help keep children happy and healthy while they’re at home. The activities support children’s PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education. 

Dress To Express (Friday 5th February) 
The idea is simple– use colour to express yourself on the Friday of Children’s Mental Health Week by wearing a colourful outfit. Our lives are full of colour and we can use colour to help make sense of how we’re feeling, who we are and the world we live in. You could wear your favourite colour or choose a range of colours that express how you’re feeling. Colour can be very personal and mean different things to different people, so this is a great opportunity to encourage self-expression and celebrate a diverse range of emotions.

Here is a link to the Just Giving page to make an optional donation to Place2B, a children’s mental health charity:

More details about Dress to Express: Fundraising Kit – Dress to Express