Children's Mental Health Week 2024
Children's Mental Health Week ran from 5-11 February and this years theme was My Voice Matters.
Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously (The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child).
As adults we should empower children and provide them with time, space and opportunities to express themselves. Empowering children can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
To celebrate Children’s Mental Health week, we gave all our children an opportunity to express themselves by coming into school on Monday 5th February “dressed to express” – to celebrate what makes them unique. They could let their personality shine through by wearing their favourite colour, let their inner disco diva shine, demonstrate their team spirit with their favourite team’s kit or simply as dress as themselves in their comfiest clothes!
Children’s Mental Health Week started in school with an assembly where we learned that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. We discussed how talking about our thoughts and feelings helps our brain feel better and that speaking up is a step towards a healthy mind.
We all have emotions and it is normal to feel different emotions but sometimes we need help in dealing with the BIG ones. It is ok to talk about them and ask for help.
Throughout the week in class the children were involved in a variety of activities introducing the idea of the importance of careful listening to each other’s voices, celebrating themselves and each other or exploring the idea that every child matters.
Photos to follow.