On Thursday the whole school dressed in yellow for International Mental Health Day.
Mr Rose and Mr Howarth led a whole school assembly reminding children that our mental well-being is as important as our physical health. Some of the children offered Mr Howarth some strategies such as; listening to relaxing music and taking five deep mindful breaths. We agreed that having a plan helps us overcome problems.
These are some of the plans the children had when things weren’t going well.
When I feel sad, I go for a walk with my dog.
When my sister was crying, I gave her a hug.
In football, if I’m angry with the referee, I have a warm shower.
When my cat died, I had a picture of her to remember.
I do mindfulness colouring to take my mind off things.
We agreed it is okay to feel sad, angry and cross but having a plan is really helpful. Talk to your children about some of the plans you could have when things don’t always go well.