St Peter's School News

Children's Mental Health Week

Published on 6 February 2019

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme and focus is Healthy: inside and out. Mrs Cavanagh led our assembly this morning talking about times when we might feel worried, nervous, sad or scared and that sometimes these feelings can grow and effect our mental health. As a school we talked about the things we do to keep our bodies active and then we thought about how we might be able to keep our minds healthy too. We talked about times when it is hard to stop our brains overthinking and how to relax our thoughts so they don't take over. Again we talked about different strategies we could use to relax and chill out. Reading, listening to music, going for a walk were amongst some of the suggestions given to help us calm down. 

Mrs Cavanagh also reminded us that their are people around us who can help parents, friends, teachers. If we aren't feeling our usual selves then it is a good idea to talk to someone and ask for their support. It is ok, not to be ok. Each of us has different times when we might feel overwhelmed or worried and sharing our feelings might help us manage our own mental health a little better. 

There are always adults around who are able to listen to your concerns, the playground ambassadors will be located in the room just off the playground and will be available for drop in sessions. 

Remember there is always someone who can help. More information can be found at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk.