This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and this year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself‘.
Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges, which is why we embed promoting positive wellbeing within all aspects of our school ethos. We all know that mental health and well being at the current time is highly important for all of us. Explaining this to young people and children can be a sensitive subject, so this is why we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself 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.
Each class has been working with their teachers and their friends at home to create posters to showcase how they express themselves.
How do you express yourself?