Mental Health Awareness Week
This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Kindness'.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, hundreds of events usually take place around the country to raise awareness for mental health. Schools, businesses, community groups and even people in their own homes host events to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week has never been more important for us as we observe Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing from family and friends, we will need to promote the importance of looking after our minds whilst at home.
Kindness is one of or School Christian Values; we as a school community, show this every day. At this time it is even more important to show kindness to our family, friends and the wider community.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
'Do good, lend and expect nothing in return and your reward will be great.' LUKE 6:35
Released in April 2020, a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.