Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Wymondley JMI pupils marked Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 by celebrating their own body positivity and uniqueness. Reception children considered their ‘Magic Hands’ and discussed how they use their hands to learn new skills and look after themselves. KS1 reflected on what they like about themselves and how their bodies help them to learn. KS2 wrote poetry to explore and express positive feelings about themselves.
The whole school enjoyed ‘Wellbeing through Exercise’ workshops from Challenge Sport Education. Focusing on ‘What healthy feels like’ and what our wonderful bodies can do. The children remembered positive body affirmations while exercising. We ended the week by joining in with Place to Be’s ‘Dress to Express’ day.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
We hope the following website links will prove useful to you, your child and your family and there is no better place to start than highlighting to you how important connecting with nature is in improving your mental health. For more information on this please click here and to see it in action with a video of our own nesting birds on the school playground as their chicks hatched on Sunday 10th May please click here.
Books and reading materials can also be really beneficial in developing positive mental health and you can access a list of books for adults by clicking here. The same is also true for children and you can see a list of wellbeing books for children that are available at your local library by clicking here. To add to this there are still a range of mental health materials available from the Children’s Mental Health week in February which you can access by clicking here.
Further Information on Mental Health...
Below there are a number of different website links that will direct you to a range of Mental Health support and resources that you might find useful...
Herts Mind Network Children and Young People
A free service to help young people manage their worries with YOUth - Children & Young People’s Digital Wellbeing Service. Hertfordshire’s children and young people, who are experiencing emotional health problems and/or their parents/caregivers, can now use a new free digital wellbeing service, without the need for a professional referral. Asking for advice and help early, is the healthy, safe and positive choice for having good emotional and mental wellbeing – far better than trying to cope alone with worry and overwhelming feelings. This new free service is for children and young people aged 5-18, who are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire.
Children's Mental Health - Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)
Positive Parenting in stressful times: Ten Top Tips
Emotional wellbeing information and resources to help young people in Hertfordshire
Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous MH support
Children | Reading Well booklists | Books