At the Vaynor First School, we know how important it is to keep our bodies and minds healthy. With this in mind, Mental Health and Wellbeing is paramount at this time during lock down. Attached are some activities for you to take part in this week all linked to the theme of kindness. Also, I have attached some resources linked to feelings to help support discussions at home with regards to lock down.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 18th- 24th May, this year’s theme is ‘Kindness matters’.
I am challenging all Vaynor children to take part in random acts of kindness. How many acts of kindness can you complete this week? Below you will find a challenge grid with ideas and some kindness crafts to take part in.
I would love to see your photos, please send them to [email protected] so that I can use them to display on our website of how kind we all are!
‘Remember, kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather.’
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
NHS Choices Moodzone offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. You can find a confidential parents helpline, info about their campaigns, their publications and help and guidance for children & young people.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have a specific section for parents including a series of podcasts which discuss important issues in child and family mental health.
Children's Sleep Charity are a national, award-winning charity supporting children with sleep issues. They provide support for families and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations.
Winston’s Wish is a charity which provides information about supporting children experiencing bereavement.