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Chilthorne Domer Church School

We Stand Tall, Aim High and Love Learning

Mental Health Resources

Please follow the link below to access our main Mental Health and Wellbeing page: 

Useful resources to support Mental Heath and Wellbeing

 

Please find an Action for Happiness calendar for February 2021. This might be useful for you and your children to help focus on the simple things which can make us happy and is a lovely way to support Children's Mental Health Week 1-7th February at home!

 

 

 From 1-7 February, as a whole school community, we're taking  part in Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week. Children and young people's mental health has never been more important. This year's theme is ' EXPRESS YOURSELF.' Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

 

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. 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 which will be available from 9 am on Monday 1st February.

The link is https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021

 

In our twice daily class registration Zoom meetings, teachers will be exploring self-expression with our children at home and within school.  During the week, they will be encouraged to complete a range of activities which encourage self-expression, including a "Draw your feelings" activity, a performance, (e.g dances, poetry, riddles.....) and music making. These will be 

shared with teachers via Dojo and certificates will be awarded to some children.

 

In addition, we are all going to "Dress to Express" in our whole-school Praise Assembly on Friday 5th February. Children can wear their favourite colour, a favourite outfit or style their hair in a way that he/she chooses. This challenge is about our pupils having the confidence to be themselves! 

 

Visit  www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more and access resources below. 

Here are some resources about the virus for children, and include discussion of vaccines too.

Explanations of COVID-19 for autistic and young children
Mindfulness tools
Anxiety resources

Mental Health booklets to complete for children

 

Relaxation Resources
Our staff and children now enjoy "Screen Free Wednesday" when devices are switched off in the afternoons, and  there is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, bake, play or simply rest. In school, we made bird feeders, bird spotted in the school grounds and played bird Top Trumps! This was in preparation for the Big Birdwatch 2021 which begins this weekend. 

Some Screen-Free Wednesday activities which children have been enjoying! These link beautifully with Children's Mental Health Week!

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