Dulverton Primary

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Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you may be aware, this week is Children's Mental Health Week 2021. Class teachers will be setting a PSHE session, as part of your child/ren's remote learning, based around this.

We have also been looking at Now and Beyond on Inside Out Day which is on Wednesday 3rd February.  This is the UK's first ever mental health and wellbeing festival for primary and secondary schools. The main message from this is to be kind and you never know how someone is feeling inside and I will be basing my Wednesday assembly on this. Part of the way we can get involved is to wear something inside out. If your child would like to do that on this day, whether they are at home or in school, then please do so. If they are at home, please send us a photo to info@dulverton.education if you are happy for us to share some of them in the newsletter that week. 

Thank you for all of your support and I particularly enjoy reading all of the acts of kindness you are sending in so please keep them coming!

 

Kind regards,

Mrs C Robson

Assistant Head Teacher

 

Information for Families

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is 'Express Yourself'. Organisers, Place2Be, say that this is 'not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself'.

The free resources can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning and can be found here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

 

Children's Mental Health essential update– the impact of COVID-19, trauma and uncertainty (Peter Fonagy)

Leading psychotherapist Peter Fonagy OBE is one of the key thought leaders in the world on the mental health of children and young people. In a free, live webinar on Thursday 4th February at 5pm, Peter Fonagy will discuss the latest research on the impact the pandemic is having on children’s mental health and give insight into the steps you can take to help them feel safe and find hopefulness in this unsettling environment.

You can register here: https://catalog.pesi.co.uk/item/childrens-mental-health-essential-update-impact-covid19-trauma-uncertainty-76870