Children's Mental Health Week- 1st- 5th February 2021
All this week we will be sharing ideas for how to promote children’s mental health by celebrating the SCARF values:
SAFETY, CARING, ACHIEVEMENT, RESILIENCE and FRIENDSHIP.
The theme for Children's Mental Health Week is Express Yourself! Being creative in any way - art, music, cooking, gardening - anything at all, really - boosts our mental health.
All the links for the resources can be found here: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/scarf-at-home-keeping-happy-and-healthy-during-lockdown-share-your-scarf-special
There is a special Oak Academy assembly you can view here any time this week: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021
We believe that children's mental health and well-being is the foundation on which academic success is built . We believe that ensuring our pupils are mentally well and emotionally stable allows them to flourish in all areas of the curriculum. As a school we are just about to start to use the Coram Life education SCARF approach: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship.
At the moment lots of children are worried about Coronavirus. To help we have compiled some helpful websites and downloads that you might find useful.
Ideas to help during school closure
During isolation this can be a time when both children and parents feel vulnerable.
If you are self-isolating with your children because you are unwell and you live alone (or your partner is frequently out of the home), please practise with your child how and who they would phone if you were to become seriously unwell. You may choose to put emergency phone numbers of family or friends on the fridge or to store them as favourites in your mobile phone – however you feel this will be effective and appropriate for your child’s age. Also, advice is to always notify friends and family that you are self-isolating so that they can check in with you to ensure you are all safe and well.