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Mental Health Awareness Week

                  18th -24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week                 

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.

 

Why kindness?

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. 

 

 

Open the PDF below to access lots of different physical activities to support looking after your wellbeing.

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