On 9th October, we will be celebrating the importance of looking after our mental health. In school, the children will have all of their usual brain breaks such as Go Noodle, Mindful activities and Golden Mile, they will also have the chance to try out new brain breaks. The children's learning will take a specific focus on looking after themselves and keeping mentally healthy, this will be in line with their PSHCE curriculum and is age appropriate (if you would like to know more about this curriculum please speak with the class teacher).
The children are invited to wear something yellow on this day, it could be a tee-shirt, or socks, or shorts, or a dress etc. The day will be identified as a non-uniform day to raise awareness about looking after our mental health. No monetary donation is required. Be sure to follow our Twitter feed to see what the day brings.
For more information about Young Minds and Hello Yellow please visit: https://youngminds.org.uk/
This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Kindness'.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, hundreds of events usually take place around the country to raise awareness for mental health. Schools, businesses, community groups and even people in their own homes host events to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week has never been more important for us as we observe Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing from family and friends, we will need to promote the importance of looking after our minds whilst at home.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times. We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Teachers have prepared a selection of activities, ranging from physical and active, relaxing and mindful, to fun and thought provoking. These will be shared with you via your child's home learning platform. Please share any experiences with us.