Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Some children and young people have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled – with the coronavirus outbreak keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation.

With nationwide and local restrictions being regularly reviewed, they may also have to deal with self-isolating because of an outbreak in school or another period of school closure, or have worries about getting or passing on the virus. It’s still uncertain what further changes we all may face.

Feelings like these will gradually ease for most, but there are always steps you can take to support them emotionally and help them cope with problems they face.

There’s support available if you feel you or they need it.

Children’s mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Thank you once again for all the lovely pictures you sent for our ‘Space’ theme last week.

Have a look on the link to see some of the brilliant art work:

https://southfieldsprimary.com/southfields-weekly-online-art-gallery/

Out art theme for this week is ‘Express Yourself’. We have chosen this theme as it is Children’s Mental Health Week.

This week we focus on what makes you feel good and what makes you happy. You can express your feelings and thoughts in many ways.

One of the ways you can do this is through Art. However drawings, paintings and creating things are not the only ways to express yourself. This week you can also send us videos and pictures of you singing, dancing, performing drama, playing sports or you can even send us your written poems and stories. We are all unique and have different ways of expressing ourselves. 😊

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you have fun! And most importantly, make sure it makes you happy! 🌈

To find out more about Children’s Mental Health week, watch this video:
https://youtu.be/e8d-Ae1XTf0

Remember to share your videos/pictures on Class Dojo or Purple Mash by Thursday 3pm.