Wellbeing & Mental Health                 

Children’s Mental Health Week: 5 -11th February 2024

We are proud to say that we are once again taking part in 

Children’s Mental Health Week.

It is taking place from Monday 5-11th February 2024.

This year’s theme is, ‘My Voice Matters’.

We need to continue to support the mental health of children and young people throughout the UK and encourage children to talk about their mental health and wellbeing and that talking about it is okay and a normal thing to do.

This week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on and raise awareness for children and young people’s mental health.

Find out more about it here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk


Urgent mental health support for children young people and families - click the title to find out what it's all about.

Education Staff click here for relevant information and support.

Parent / Carer Telephone Support Line - click title to find additional information

‘Do not ask your children to strive’

by William Martin

Do not ask your children

to strive for extraordinary lives.

Such striving may seem admirable,

but it is the way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder

and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them the joy of tasting

tomatoes, apples and pears.

Show them how to cry

When pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure 

in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extraordinary will take care of itself.

Click the pictures below to get some great ideas!     


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Try the great activities below, TODAY - you deserve to have some fun!

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Suggestions to help children maintain positive mental well-being on TT Rock Stars include:

  1. Hide the timer in the game and lengthen the Garage games
  2. Embrace the losses, the mistakes and the backward steps. They're key to taking you forward.
  3. Use your Shield of Resilience (click here)

LGfL recommends the following Social prescriptions for wellbeing

Evidence shows that social prescription is a helpful antidote to depleting mental health.  This holistic medicine for the mind helps develop the positive brain chemistry to restore balance. 

  • Wellbeing Boosters – Encourage young people to connect with nature as much as possible, going outside for walks can help clear foggy minds and physical exercise releases energising chemicals into the brain
  • Creative Mind Work – Using art and creativity as a way of expression can bridge conversations around mental health
  • Take Time Out – Remind young people that it is ok to take a pause and recharge their wellbeing batteries.  The simple act of concentrating on a grounding exercise of breath work can help the mind switch off from gabbling thoughts
  • Social Circles – Creating a digital directory of local social networks and extra-curricular activity groups alleviates symptoms of isolation and unearths any hidden talents that build in self-esteem 
  • Sleep Matters – Young people’s daily habits impact patterns of sleep; therefore reducing stressors like an overload of information or scary news on social media will help aid sleep.  Think about exploring bedtime routines and provide information and scientific facts around why sleep is so important in a physiological and psychological sense.
  • The Magic of Music – Encourage young people to create their own mood booster playlist; these are the songs that make them feel safe, content and happy.  It may be helpful to explore any online choirs to help prevent social thinning.  It’s important to work with the young person to explore what music means to them, they may even want to learn to play a musical instrument.

Black, Asian & minority ethnic communities

Click to access the BAME Helpline Posters

Get further support and information by reading the BOLOH Leaflet Parents 

Click to find some great Books for children 

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