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Fritwell CofE Primary School

PSHE and well-being Resources

Children's Mental Health Week 2022

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.

Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out the free resources for families below.

children's mental health week parents and carers

SCARF Resources 

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.

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 
Mental Health Support Team
Please see the resources from the team to support at home below.

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. 


Here are some great ideas to stay healthy from our PSHE curriculum. We use SCARF materials which stand for:
We follow the Family Links approach at Fritwell.
Here is some useful information from Family Links for parents.
Information from the Government can be found here on how schools educate children on physical and mental well-being.