Children's Mental Health Week 1st - 7th February
Updated: Feb 3
During these challenging times we are all facing, mental health has never been more applicable and important to focus on.
We've stood outside and clapped every Thursday for our NHS, watched the press conferences, sung happy birthday twice whilst washing our hands, worn our masks, maintained social distancing and stayed at home. It has been a lot to process and adapt to.
The unsung hero's of this pandemic are, perhaps; the children; the schools; the parent/carers supporting home learning whilst also juggling working and running homes.
It has taken it's toll on everyone, so take some time to click on these resources and see how you can help ensure you are supporting your children, and yourselves, and taking care of each other's mental health.
The links to various ideas and tools to support our children's mental health from the BBC Children In Need team can be found below.
Right now, our projects are working hard to support the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people across the UK. Through online sessions, tools and techniques, this crucial work is helping young people to express their emotions, whilst preventing feelings of anxiety and isolation from developing into more serious issues. Scroll down to access free wellbeing resources you can use to support children and young people in school and at home.
Get creative with Me2Club Project worker Jess teaches us how a fun monster drawing game can help to improve children's wellbeing through positive communication and creative thinking. Try it with your class to keep everyone connected and learning.
Get active with Joe Wicks
A big thank you to Joe Wicks who is donating all money raised from his PE with Joe workouts to BBC Children in Need! Find out more about his work as our Schools Ambassador and help to boost your school's wellbeing by getting active with a special Five Minute Move. Join in here
Access additional resources
Find information on talking to young people about wellbeing, download activities to keep children engaged and access advice on looking after your children's mental health during lockdown. Explore here