Mental Health Week 2018

As part of this year's Mental health week we will be celebrating:

Being Ourselves. 

As a school we will aim to:

  • understand that God has made us all special and that we are all part of God's family. 
  • understand that there are ways in which we are similar, and ways we are all different and that we all have our own unique strengths, skills and qualities that make us special.
  • to recognise the importance of celebrating the differences and similarities in ourselves and others, whether it’s our friends, family, people in school, or people in our communities. 
  • to understand that all people should be respected. 
  • and to follow Jesus' commandment, to love one another. 

We will encourage each other to: 

Look with kindness and we will always find wonder. 

This idea is shared in the story We're all wonders, by   R.J. Palacio and can be seen here,

Being Ourselves

here are 3 key tips from the Place2be to be ourselves:

Try to think of 3 things that you like about yourself: It might be that you are kind and help your friends, you like to make people laugh or maybe you keep trying even if you find something difficult. We all have different things that make us who we are. 

If you notice something that makes your friend or classmate unique, let them know: It can feel really nice when you receive a compliment, it can also feel pretty great giving one too!

Next time you are part of a group: have a think about how you might all be different – whilst we are all similar in lots of ways, we are also interested in and good at different things. 

Always remember, if you’re not sure about something, you can find an adult who you trust to talk to – it could be someone in your family, a teacher, or someone else in school. It can be helpful to think of all the adults you know who you might be able to ask for help.


What happens if a child needs help?

Children will be reminded that if they need help they should talk to

your class teacher your parent or carer a class assistant
office staff lunchtime supervisor kitchen staff
your friends a first aider
or you could write your thoughts down and put them in the worry box

or you could email, staff

or you could phone Childline.

0800 1111

 more information about Caring for your child