Mental Health Awareness Week 14th-20th May 2018
This is an engaging 36 slide PowerPoint ideal for an assembly for raising awareness and understanding of mental health. Explained with teddy bears it enables young children to comfortably discuss this important topic
Could also be a useful PSHE lesson on discussing and coping with feelings.
Takes the children through these key question:
What is mental health?
A child friendly definition.
Why is mental health important?
Explains how anyone can have mental health problems so it is important to understand.
What should we do when things get tough?
Strategies for coping with intense feelings, inspirational quotes from well known fairy tales and reasons for keeping active.
How do I keep my mind healthy?
Easy everyday activities that can keep your mind healthy.
What about other people?
Simple ideas for supporting others with mental illness.
Who has mental health problems?
4 short tories of famous people sharing their experiences.
What have we learnt today?
It is important to talk about our emotions, ask for help when we need support and to look after our minds and bodies.
Who can we ask for help?
4 sources of support supplied.
Lots of opportunities for discussion and higher level thinking. All concepts explained clearly.
All child friendly terms used.
Relevant for KS1.
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