Children's Mental Health Week

Good morning, everyone.

We are ready for another fantastic week of learning as well as some really important reflections about how we are developing and 'growing together'.

Remember, 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’.

Throughout the week, children will take part in mindful activities and learn about how we all continue to grow and develop emotionally over time.

Don't forget about non-uniform day on Friday! Children are encouraged to wear clothes that 'express themselves' - this might be bright colours, clothes which represent their national heritage, clothes that are worn in the job they wish to do or the sport they love.

Children can also wear a scarf to school. The scarf can be one that was bought for them by someone special to them, it could be for their favourite sports team, it might be for the club they play for, or it might just be bright colours and joyful, or just warm and comforting!

Please click the link to read about the ways in which parents/carers can support this important week for children:

Here is a great activity for your children to do with you to help them explore their personal growth:

The following website has fantastic resources for parents/carers and children.

Are you or a family member struggling with mental health? The 'NOTTALONE' website provides information and support for young people’s mental health across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County.

NottAlone was created to help young people, parents and carers and professionals access the right mental health information and support for them.

I've attached some images from the website. You just need to click where I have circled and select who you are and then the relevant information will be loaded for you.

As always, we are here to support you. If you have concerns about mental health, please speak to your child's class teacher or Assistant Head Teacher and we will be able to support you.

Please also visit our school website for more information on how to support you own and your child's mental health.


Mr Skirton