Children’s Mental Health Week
From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good. It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, Willow Lane will be encouraging children to share their artistic creations either linked to home learning or anything which makes them express their feelings, thoughts, ideas and creativity. If your child would like to have their artwork or creation shared with the community then please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Images will be shared on social media and the school blog.
The Duchess of Cambridge, the Patron of Place2Be (a children’s mental health charity), has sent a message of support encouraging children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time. This can be watched at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/the-duchess-of-cambridge-sends-message-to-mark-children-s-mental-health-week/
You may also be interested in watching Place2be’s virtual assembly with your child and this can be found at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/watch-our-children-s-mental-health-week-assembly-with-bafta-kids-and-oak-national-academy/