Children's Mental Health Week at OWPS
By Mrs Simmons, Year 6 Class Teacher, DT Lead and Mental Health Lead
Children's Mental Health Week
This week (w/c 7th of February), we have been celebrating and learning about Children's Mental Health Week. We have had various assemblies from Mr Eardley, Mrs Simmons and Mrs Scarff, around mental health and have thought about what keeps us mentally healthy, as well as physically healthy. We completed our own 'Mental Health Hero' cards and also a leaf ready for our display on the week's theme of 'Growing Together'.
We have introduced our school-wide 'FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING', our mental health initiative which includes connecting to those around us, being active, taking notice of our environment, keeping learning and acts of kindness.
How many random acts of kindness can you complete over half term? Please tweet them to us on #owpsmentalhealth
If you would like to know more, please visit https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
Where to go if you or your child need support
If you have any concerns about your child/ren's mental health, you can get more information and advice by visiting chums.uk.com, the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People.
You can also contact your child's class teacher to raise any mental health and well-being concerns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, using the website contact form, or emailing your child's year group (all the year group emails are listed here).
If you are concerned about your own mental health and well-being, you can read more about how to access further advice and support by clicking here to visit Mind's website.
The NHS is encouraging people to come forward for support with mental health and well-being, with the GP cited as the first port of call.