Social and Emotional Support w/b 8th Feb
Children's Mental Health week Assembly
This week is Children's Mental Health Week
The assembly is 25 minutes long. For younger children, you may wish to pause and discuss the themes to break up the length. Here are some suggested discussion points and things to try at home or in class:
- 08:04: How do you like to express yourself creatively? How does it make you feel?
- 09:24: If you could design your own hat (or other item of clothing) to express yourself, what would it be like and why?
- 16:08: Why not have a go at your own Draw your Feelings activity? Check out our 2 minute demo video.
- 19:41: If you had magical powers, what spell would you cast for Children’s Mental Health Week?
- 23:44: Could you have a go at the BAFTA Young Presenter competition? Find out more.
Why read Ruby's Worry?
Use this story to explore a range of emotions. It is ok to feel worried sometimes. Talking about your worries or sharing them with someone can help you to feel better.
After reading the book you could try:
Draw a bag - What worries would you put inside it? Draw the worries or write about them. Share your picture with someone and talk about it.
Make a worry monster - You can use any kind of recycling or junk materials. Decorate your monster and give it a name. Write down your worry or draw a picture of it. Feed your worry to your monster. The monster will eat it so that you can let it go.
Click on the picture below to download an emotion game (with instructions) that you can play at home.
These websites can support you to start having conversations about emotional wellbeing, as well as what to do when your child share difficult thoughts or feelings and tips on creative ideas to support emotional wellbeing.
Make some time to relax...
Below are links to websites that can support you to start having conversations and what to do to support your children and young people during these as well as creative ways to manage during these times.