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#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – Virtual Get Togethers and Fun!

Don’t forget that this week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with a theme of #Kindness. Over the weekend don’t forget to try this handy list of fun ideas for virtual fundraising and get togethers from the Mental Health Foundation who sponsor and run the week itself:

#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – Kindness

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme this year is kindness, focusing on kindness to others, kindness to yourself, and helping spread kindness wherever we can. The Mental Health Foundation have put together this fantastic video explaining why they’ve chosen it:

#Mentalhealthawarenessweek – 18-24th May

Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So, for one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. They’ve done so each year since 2001. The theme this year is kindness, with millions of people engaging in the campaign each […]

A Recovery Curriculum: Loss and Life for our children and schools post pandemic.

‘Evidence for Learning’ has published a ‘Think Piece’ co-authored by Professor Barry Carpenter (Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK) and Matthew Carpenter (Principal, Baxter College, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK) regarding what they term as the ‘Recovery Curriculum’ for when children in the UK return and re-enter schools. You can check it out […]

‘Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book’

Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book is a perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves. From Tom Percival’s bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be. With rave reviews, this book can […]

Change4life – Sports and Activities

Change4life has put together this fantastic repository of resources, information and ideas designed to help Children and Young People stay active. This includes a long list of potential organised sports with information on how to get started at them. Check it out here:

‘The Teenage Guide to Stress’

‘The Teenage Guide to Stress’ – written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand – tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; […]

‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’

Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life – which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills […]