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Children's Mental Health Week Resources 2022

I'm sure you are aware that it is Children's Mental Health Week form Monday 7th February to Sunday 13th February 2022.

The Cheshire and Warrington School Sport Alliance has put together a set of simple physical activities and challenges that can engage children in some physical activity during the week. There is a theme for each for each day with activity ideas, resources, teacher tips and links to some virtual Teacher CPD based around the Inclusion 2024 Programme. Themes for the week are as follows

  • Monday - Be active
  • Tuesday - Keep learning
  • Wednesday - Giving
  • Thursday - Connecting with people
  • Friday - Take notice

To download the programme document that will give you access to the resources please click on the button below.

CMHW Programme 2022

There are some further resources that you may want to use during this year's Children's Mental Health Week based around the theme of 'Growing Together'. The following resources will help children and young people to explore what it means to 'grow together' and they can be used in school, at home, online, as well as face to face lessons and independent learning.

Primary School Resources

CMHW-Growing Together Assembly Guide

Introduction to the idea of growth and change, emphasising the idea that we can all keep growing.

CMHW-Growing Together Assembly Slides

Introduction to the idea of growth and change, emphasising the idea that we can all keep growing slide show

CMHW - Growing Together Activities

Primary age activities exploring the theme of 'growing together'

CMHW-Growing Together Posters

Printable posters to put around school

CMHW-Growing Together Fundraising Pack

Fundraising pack including Dress to Express initiative on Friday 11th February 2022.

Secondary School Resources

CMHW-Growing Together Assembly Guide

Introduction to the idea of growth and change, emphasising the idea that we can all keep growing.

CMHW- Growing Together Assembly Slides

Introduction to the idea of growth and change, emphasising the idea that we can all keep growing slide show

CMHW-Growing Together Secondary Activities

Secondary age activities exploring the theme of 'growing together'

CMHW-Growing Together Posters

Printable posters to put around school

CMHW-Growing Together Fundraising Pack

Fundraising pack including Dress to Express initiative on Friday 11th February 2022.

British Red Cross Kindness Activity Pack

This resource includes a kindness calendar and postcard, colouring activity, an emotion tracker to understand feelings, a goal setting activity to cope with stress and also covers basic first aid skills.

Sharing experiences of empathy and resilience (Primary & Secondary activities)

A variety of short activities that can be used in registration periods or PSHE lessons. Activities are split into reading, discussion, creative, video and reflective sessions.

Coping with Lockdown (Secondary ages 11-18)

See how other young people in the country have coped over the past two years with the lockdowns and learn about coping, resilience and the importance of empathy when working with other people.

 

For anyone wanting to cover the topic of loneliness, please look at the following six resources.

What is loneliness? (ages 7-18)

Three activities to introduce the topic of loneliness

Stories of loneliness (ages 7 - 18)

Three activities to help learners understand and explore the theme of loneliness

 Stories of loneliness Presentation (ages 7-18)

Six characters and their own stories of loneliness that link to the above activity resource

Talking about loneliness (Secondary age and above only)

Listen to a podcast featuring Tigest and Reb talking about their personal experiences of loneliness and reflect on the discussion.

What meaningful connections do you have? (ages 7-18)

Four activities that focus on the topic of 'meaningful connections' and how connecting with others can help tackle loneliness.

Helping others who are lonely

Five activities that focus on how to help others who are lonely.

Please feel free to use as you see fit within your own school programmes.

 

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