To celebrate Mental Health Week, Coopersale Hall took part in activities across the school to promote the well-being of its children and young people.
Did you know that 1 in 6 children and young people now have a diagnosable mental health condition?
This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Week was : My Voice Matters.
Children and young people are being encouraged to use their voices to feel empowered and to express their thoughts and feelings.
The children were surprisingly good at thinking of ways to promote better mental health. Here is what Year 1 came up with:
- Take deep breaths
- Having a cuddle with mummy or daddy.
- Cuddling a pet
- Play-time with friends
Some children find it difficult to articulate their thoughts and feelings. Others, sometimes just want to be heard – not fixed – just to be listened to and their feelings acknowledged.
Please see below for some top tips from Place2Be a mental health organisation, to help start the conversation with your children:
Year 5 created some lovely posters in class themed around Children’s Mental Health Week.
Some of the children through-out the school enjoyed a well-being story being read to them. Mrs Burgess was really impressed with how well everyone listened and also the wonderful questions and thoughts that everyone shared with each other.