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Children's Mental Health and Well being

Wellbeing Champions 

 

 

Comberton Primary School believe that the emotional health and well-being of everyone is really important and that if we are not emotionally healthy and if we do not feel good, we will not be able to learn effectively.

To help promote emotional health and well-being and remind everybody of its importance, we have eight emotional well-being champions from Year 5 and Year 6.


The Wellbeing Champions meet regularly with Mrs Shelton, our Family Support Worker to discuss, plan and do activities to promote and remind everyone of the importance of wellbeing.

 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

There are some simple things that everyone can do that can help boost moods and keep you happy. They're easy to do and don't have to cost a penny.

They're known as the 5 ways to wellbeing and they are:

  • keep active
  • take notice
  • connect
  • keep learning
  • give

Primary aged children

Here are some ideas of how you can fit the 5 ways into everyday life for primary school children aged 5 to 11.

Keep active

  • dance to your favourite song
  • walk a dog
  • hula hoop
  • join a sports team
  • play a game in the playground
  • walk or cycle to school
  • help in the garden
  • run a race with friends
  • make up your own sport

Take notice

  • look what you can see out of your window and how it changes
  • paint or draw a picture of what you've seen today
  • think about how you are feeling today
  • listen to the sounds of nature like the wind and rain
  • play I spy
  • notice how your friends or family are feeling today

Connect

  • talk to your friends and family
  • help a friend or neighbour
  • eat a meal with your family
  • make a new friend
  • say hello
  • bake some cakes and share them

Keep learning

  • learn a new word each day
  • visit a museum or art gallery
  • try out a musical instrument
  • do a word search
  • try a new food
  • learn to cook a new recipe
  • study an animal or bug
  • visit a new place
  • write a story or song

Give

  • smile and say thank you
  • make a homemade present or card for no reason
  • hold a door open for someone
  • give someone you love a hug
  • send your old toys to a charity shop
  • share with others
  • help around the house - wash the dishes or do some dusting
  • listen to someone else and how they are feeling

Mental health videos for children

We All Have Mental Health is an animation designed to give young people a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it.

Wellbeing For Children: Confidence And Self-Esteem

Confidence is a concept that you might struggle with-so how can you improve it? This Miniclip follows Pablo as he navigates his confidence and self-esteem in a range of contexts. By following five simple tips, you'll see how setting goals, celebrating differences, persevering, and being constructive (instead of destructive!)

Wellbeing For Children: Resilience

Have you ever been knocked down and found it difficult to get back up again? Or has something happened that was really tough to deal with and you've not known how to cope with it?

Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023.

 

This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. 

 

Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. 

 

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. 

Let's Connect | Children's Mental Health Week 2023

With Children's Mental Health Week 2022 less than four months away, today Place2Be have announced that next year's theme is Let's Connect. Watch this video with BSL interpretation: https://youtu.be/yynnB-uqOIs Read more at http://childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

Children's Mental Health Week - a message from our Royal Patron

Watch our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge's video message to mark the start of the Children's Mental Health Week. Learn more: http://www.childrensm...

A message from the Duchess of Cambridge 

 

“This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself – about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings. So whether that’s through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry – it’s finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself."

 

“And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental well-being and mental health too. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too. Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.” 

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