Children's Mental Health Week
There are many different ways teachers and parents can support young children with their mental health. For example, you can give them ways to record their feelings on paper, help them to create positive plans for change, reflect on their best qualities, or find positive ways to distracting them when they feel overwhelmed.
This Child's Mental Health activity is a way to help you practice methods of helping your child develop positive coping strategies and resilient mental health. Talking about each child's mental health and wellbeing helps you to look after the children in your care and helps you to understand what they may be struggling with so that you can support them.
Sometimes, people may feel sad, worried, angry or lonely. There are many ways you can manage these difficult emotions. The activity encourages you to think about people, places and objects that make you happy.
Think about all the things that make you happy and why they make you happy. For example, my best friend makes me happy because they make me laugh and help me to forget about feeling sad.