PSHE and well-being Resources
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
During Children's Mental Health Week from 1st to 7th February 2021 we are encouraging all the children at Fritwell School to Express Yourself!
All week we will be setting some different activities to encourage you to think about how to express your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs, your interests... what makes you YOU!
And who knows you better than yourself, so on Friday 5th February we have a very special assignment for you: you need to plan your own topic lesson! Choose an activity which expresses you and allows you to explore your own skills and interests!
We would like you to share a picture of yourselves via your Friday assignment on Microsoft Teams or Tapestry to celebrate the event.
Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways that they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas.
There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home; including activity ideas, tips for parents and carers, and an online assembly (links below) which will be available from Monday 1st February.
Visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more, or email the school office.
Our school uses SCARF for its PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education. With SCARF, children learn the vital life skills needed to help them be happy, healthy and safe.
The theme this half term is Keeping Myself Safe.
We’re thinking the different ways we can keep ourselves healthy and safe, including staying safe online. We’ll be learning skills to help us look after our body. Older children will be learning about assertiveness, recognising the influence of friends and also how to think critically about the decisions we make and managing risks safely.Please click link below for resources
- MHST Newsletter Jan 2021
- Signposting List
Why the mental health of young people matters
In these times, where there are so many uncertainties , stressful experiences and challenges, we must now (more than ever) look after our mental health. As a school, we are committed to supporting children in maintaining a healthy mind and whilst schools are closed, please use this resource to support your children through this challenging time.
Good mental health is the foundation of young people’s emotional and intellectual growth, underpinning the development of confidence, independence and a sense of self worth.
Young people who are mentally healthy will have the ability to:
• Develop psychologically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually and spiritually
• Initiate, develop and sustain mutually satisfying personal relationships
• Use and enjoy solitude
• Become aware of others and empathise with them
• Play and learn
• Face problems and setbacks and learn from them
• Enjoy and protect their physical health
• Make a successful transition to adulthood in due course
It is clear that parenting style has a critical impact on children’s emotional and cognitive development. Key protective factors include: feeling loved, trusted and understood, having interest in life, optimism, autonomy, self-acceptance, and resilience.
In addition, the school environment has been found to play a role. Whole school approaches to mental health promotion, and well-evidenced forms of anti-bullying strategies, for example, have been found to be protective of children’s mental health.
As a result of this, at Fritwell we will continue to support you and your families in providing opportunities to develop your children's well-being.