We’re proud to be taking part in Place2Be’s Children's Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is My Voice Matters, and all this week our Peer Mentors and teaching team have been sharing ways to help everyone ensure their voice is heard, their views considered, and feelings taken seriously.
Empowering children to share their views and feelings can have a very positive impact on their health and wellbeing. Children who feel that their voices are heard - and that what they say makes a difference - have higher levels of self-efficacy, self-esteem and sense of community. As they become empowered, they can work together to create positive changes for themselves and for others.
Our Peer Mentors started the week leading a special assembly sharing ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ offering everyone 5 simple steps which they can do everyday to help support their mental health: Connect, Get active, Take notice, Learn, Give.
Working alongside Mrs Sliney, Director of Pastoral Care, they also delivered a PSHE lesson to every pupil, sharing an incredible collection of inspirational true stories of tremendous young trailblazers who have shaped the world we live in with their passion, courage and determination.
Click here to discover more about ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’
Click here to for Top Tips for Families on how to talk to a child about mental health