Mental Health Awareness Week
Monday 10th May – Friday 14th May 2021
This year’s theme was Connect with Nature, on evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health. During the week we were encouraging everyone to: Experience nature: Share nature: Talk about nature.
Our whole school key focus was : How connecting with nature benefits physical and mental health?
We are already incorporating some of the activities in our day-to-day teaching, for e.g: daily mile, gardening, being a bucket filler, etc..
It is very vital that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
∞ The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.
∞ Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
As part of children’s wellbeing each class has a worry/ suggestion box whereby the children are encouraged to use it if they are struggling with difficult emotion or have some suggestions to make the classroom environment conducive to their learning.
We at Khalsa Primary are striving hard to make a difference to the wellbeing of each and every child in our care.