MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: 18 -22nd May
This year the campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week is focussed on Kindness.
"We have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.”
The Mental Health Foundation
During the current crisis we have all witnessed so many acts of kindness that have improved our own wellbeing and have boosted morale at such a challenging time. Please see below suggested resources for assemblies, form time and for use at home.
We will also be posting a 'Back to School' presentation by Dr Mark Berelowitz, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist from The Royal Free Hospital who will be talking about the transition for pupils and staff returning to school.
We hope you will take advantage of these resources. Please let us know if you have used them and any feedback you have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellbeing Poster Competition
Flyer and Powerpoint presentation for pupils to create a wellbeing poster that can be emailed in to email@example.com. Winners of this competition will have their posters professionally printed and displayed in participating schools. Deadline for entry: June 1st.
Kindness - Sarah Jacobs, JCAT Wellbeing Practitioner
A short video by Jessica Overlander-Kaye, JCoSS Wellbeing Practitioner
Kindness - Nicki Cohen, JFS Wellbeing Practitioner, May 2020
Further national resources for Mental Health Awareness Week. Click on the images which will take you to the websites