Mental Health Awareness Week – 18th May – 24st May

We all have Mental Health!

We all have mental health, like we all have physical health. It’s important we take care of both as they are part of our overall wellbeing.When someone experiences a mental health problem, it can affect their thinking, their mood, and their ability to relate to others as they usually would.

Actually, you might be surprised how common mental health problems are. 1 in 4 of us are affected in any year. (It’s 1 in 10 young people, or 3 people in the average classroom). So, even if your family isn’t affected directly, you or your children will know someone who’s going through the experience right now.

Considering all this, you’d think we’d speak about mental health more, wouldn’t you? But it’s still often a topic we avoid.

If discussing mental health isn’t everyday and ordinary in your house, you’re not alone. It’s really important though, and just being open to speaking and listening as a parent can make a real difference.

The PSHE Association has put together some home learning lessons packs for children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to explore different strategies pupils can use to help them to manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing during this challenging time and in the future.

The below attached lesson will help pupils to develop their understanding of different feelings and to reflect how they can their own and other’s mental health.

 

Resource 2 worksheet – Helpful for Mental Health List

Resource 1 worksheet – Activities for health

Mental health (Year 5-6 ) – Home learning lesson- FINAL

Resource 2 worksheet – Body outline

Resource 1A worksheet – Feelings match up – parent guide

Resource 1 worksheet – Feelings match up

Mental health (Year 3-4 ) – Home learning lesson

Resource 1 worksheet – Feelings vocabulary cards

Mental Health (Year 1-2) – Home learning lesson

 

 

With Kind Regards  – PSHE Team xxx

 

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