Childrens Mental Health Week 2020 Resources
Recent studies have shown that 78% of those surveyed feel that their school does not have sufficient mental health support for students.
Here at SAS, we work to promote a Whole School Wellbeing approach to help schools and academies across the country.
During Children’s Mental Health week (3-9th February) we would love to give all of our schools the opportunity to share yoga as a way to support their students’ mental health.
Therefore we have teamed up with the Children’s Yoga Foundation and the Teen Yoga Foundation to deliver a short video to be presented to your children, every day of Mental Health Week.
These videos have been designed to suit either primary or secondary schools and can be done in the chair for teens and on the floor for primary schools.
They last no longer than 10 minutes, can be followed in uniform and consist of simple and easy postures.
The videos are available to play from You tube with a password – simply register your interest by clicking here and you will be sent the password. This post will be updated daily with
a new link for primary and secondary schools Monday – Friday.
Children’s Mental Health Week has been set up by the charity Place2Be to raise the profile of children’s mental health which is often the poor relation to adult mental health and to help schools address mental health within their settings.
Place2Be have articulated the theme for this year which is “Find your brave” which encourages children and young people to recognise what they are good at and celebrate it. So often we look at what needs to improve but for the sake of our
mental health as children and adults it is important to recognise what you are good at and celebrate it. We need to create time to do this and Children’s Mental Health week gives us that time and space.
Check out the Children’s Mental Health Week website here
There are free resources for primary and secondary here including a great assembly which will help you with inspiration!
Place2Be have developed a free social media guide which you can access here
Twinkl have also produced resources for busy teachers and school leaders for CMH week 2020 supporting the theme of finding your brave. You can access these here
The Youth Sport Trust website gives ideas about how physical activity and sleep can help with your mental health. You can access this information here