Express Yourself

This week is Children’s Mental Health week. Never has it been more important for us all to take the time to reflect on this. Understanding and developing our children’s mental health is embedded into everything we do at St Faith’s, however an opportunity for the whole community to consider this together is always welcome.

The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’ and focuses on the creative ways children and adults can share feelings, thoughts or ideas through art, music, writing, poetry, dance, drama, photography and film, or just doing activities that
make them feel good. As a result, we are using Art, Music and Sport lessons as well as our group chats to support this. We are using the excellent resources from Place2Be (please follow the link to take a look).

In the message, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself – about finding
creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings. So, whether that’s through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry – it’s finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself.”

“And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too. Last year you told me just how important this was that many of us find it hard to prioritise. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too. Find those ways in which to share your thoughts
and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.” View the video message
We hope to share many examples of our children (or, dare I say it, parents) expressing in our Whole School Team!

Mr Dunn