There are lots of different apps that are available that can help with your mental health. You can download them on your phone, tablet or console. Below are two short videos of different apps. Take a look, give them a download and see how you get on.
This week (1st -7 th February) is Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself‘. To mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Place2Be, has sent a message of support encouraging children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time.
At The Haven we believe it is important to promote this event and give time to reflect and take stock of where we are and how we all feel- especially during these difficult times. Therefore, there will be a range of activities and resources available during the week both in school, on the website and in Google Classroom to support our students and families, which will hopefully benefit us all moving forwards.
If you would like to know more then please click on the link below to go directly to the Place2Be website. About P2B – Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
An online assembly is available to all schools and families by clicking on the following link (this will also be on the website and in the Break Classroom) and will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week. https://youtu.be/zisXE4KlLAI
It is important to allow all children the time to express themselves by 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 by doing activities that make them feel good.
We would love to hear about anything your child has been doing this week at home to engage in Mental Health week so please do let us know and send any photos, pictures or comments that show them being creatively expressive.
Have a great week!
The link below will take you to the ‘Every Mind Matters self-care tool’ which can help you create your own ‘Mind Plan’. This can help you to take simple steps to look after your mental health and find a good work-life balance. There is also a video to watch…
Ollee is a digital friend for children, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.
It’s designed to help children reflect on how they feel and to process their experiences with the support and help of their parents and carers – and it does this by offering them advice about a range of subjects: school, family, friends, their body, the internet and the world.
For each of these subjects, children can choose an emotion that matches how they feel about it: happy, angry, sad, confused, frustrated, stressed or worried.
Next, they can choose from a list of topics – for instance, a child who was worried about school might be able to select ‘I haven’t done my homework’ as the cause of their worry. Finally, they’ll see a page of advice about the topic, presented in child-friendly bite-sized chunks they can read then or save for later.