Safeguarding Update – Children’s Mental Health Week

 

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week, an annual week-long campaign run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, runs from Monday 1 February to Sunday 7 February.

This year’s theme is “Express Yourself” with the focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use during Children’s Mental Health Week.

 
Change4Life

The Government’s Change4Life website has lots of ideas about how parents can encourage their children to eat well and move more.

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to create play-along games inspired by favourite Disney and Pixar characters.

These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

The website also links to Mental Health tips for Parents.

 
Kooth Online Forums for Young People

Kooth are a fantastic online mental health wellbeing resource for young people to access free of charge. There are lots of live forums that young people can get involved with during February – full details can be found here: Live Forum Topic February 2021

 

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow have produced a series of simple 15-minute activities families can do to support their child’s online safety at home.

Packs are available for ages 4 to 14+.

Thinkuknow