This year, we have focused on: embracing ourselves, talking about worries and strategies to help manage those worries.
We have created three videos:
EYFS/KS1: Children discuss what makes them happy, giggle, special, sad and what to do if you are sad. We end the video with three of our year 4 children dancing to 'Happy'.
KS2: Children play the 'yes or no' game to identify worries (generated from our pupils), they discuss those worries in more detail and provide tips and strategies to help manage those worries. We end the video with our Y4 children singing 'Happy'.
Things we do at school to help us relax: Miss Foreman videoed part of her meditation session with a group of children, followed by reading out positive affirmations.
Various charities such as: Young Minds, South Tyneside Mind and SANE have shared our videos and have sent letters of response in relation to the work we've done. South Tyneside council has shared them too! Here are the links:
All year groups took part in designing a super hero that represented themselves. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday 22nd May. They will receive a tote bag with their super hero printed on it and because all of the children have embraced themselves and their awesome qualities, they will receive a certificate.
In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, we have organised a parent/carer drop-in session on Monday 21st May (2pm-3pm). This is an opportunity for parents/carers to look at the support we offer children at school, look at the work we have carried out during Mental Health Awareness week. They will be given resources/activities that they could carry out with their child at home and to discuss any queries or concerns with our safeguarding lead and PSHCE coordinator.
Photographs from throughout the week are below: