Children's Mental Health Week
Friday, January 29, 2021
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Children's Mental Health Week: 1-7 Feb 2021
The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
Young Somerset, in partnership with Somerset County Council, have created some resources to encourage children and young people to creatively express themselves throughout Children's Mental Health Week. This is a great way for teachers and parents to incorporate awareness around self-expression.
7 Ways to Creatively Express Yourself - This resource gives young people some creative ideas for each day for the week to encourage them to explore how they express themselves.
Express Yourself Activity Booklet - This resource is designed for children and young people to fill out during the week. You can either print this activity book out or complete electronically. It includes activities and explores lots of different ways that you can express yourself.
Share! We'd love to see all the ways children and young people have got involved with creatively expressing themselves during Children's Mental Health Week. To be in with the chance of winning a prize, make sure you send what you've been up to (or your completed workbook) to email@example.com / or tag us on social media @youngsomerset
- Resource for 5-11 year olds - This simple emotion and activity tracker is designed to help individual children to identify trigger points and positivity in their day-to-day life. CLICK HERE
- Take a look at this fantastic toolkit with lots of ideas and resources for children, parents and staff to get thinking during Children's Mental Health Week. CLICK HERE
Place2Be have some fantastic resources for Children's Mental Health Week. From assembly guides to training, they've got resources for all ages! CLICK HERE