The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
They drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families, and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. They believe that mental health is everyone’s business.
So, for one week each May, they campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.
We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support, and hope.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
Let’s be kind- please encourage your children to look at different ways of how they can be kind. Below are a range of activities and links for you to explore and adapt for your child.
BBC Newsround - videos, information links
The Importance of Being Kind: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800
Open View Education
Mental Health Tips for Children: https://youtu.be/3RQOJj7JkKs
The Power of Kindness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ7bJN5k-jE
Oxford Owl Advice
can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga