Children’s Mental Health week (8th-12th October)

Children’s Mental Health Week (8th – 12th October).

The following  series of morning assemblies and other activities was aimed at raising the profile of children’s mental health and ensuring that our children recognise the importance of keeping their minds healthy as well as their bodies.

On Monday 8th October at 9.15 a.m., Em Rushton (Well-Being Director at Psychologies magazine) led an interactive session on mindfulness and how to be in one place at a time.

On Tuesday 9th October at 9.15 a.m., Lorna Sharp & LucyAdams (West Kent Mind)  unpicked the barriers to and strategies to resolve children’s mental health.

On Wednesday 10th October at 9.15 a.m. Alison Knowles, Caroline Chipper and Hilary Crundwell presented how ‘Ollie and his Superpowers’ can empower children to take control of their emotions.

On Thursday 11th October at 9.15 a.m., Olivia Pyle used the issue of homelessness to examine the role of positive thinking and sense of security in the improvement of mental health.

On Friday 12th October at 2.30 p.m., in a special PSHE Assembly, the children presented their ‘Optimism’ stories.

This document outlines why a keen focus on children’s mental health is of critical importance in the development of young people: Children’s Mental Health Week