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Mental Health Week 2024

Mental Health Week 2024
This year's Children's Mental Health Week Theme was 'My Voice Matters'.
"Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.
As adults, we should empower children and young people, and provide them with time, space, and opportunities to express themselves. We must also ensure they have opportunities to influence aspects of their worlds directly - or indirectly - affect their wellbeing.
Empowering children and young people can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing."
We used the following texts to support us with our learning. 
Five ways to wellbeing
Throughout the week, the children re-visited the 'Five ways to wellbeing' to ensure that they were able to confidently use and recognise these when improving their own mental health. Each class were given two of the five ways to focus on and together, we then shared our work with the rest of the school.
Year 1 and Year 4 focused on 'giving' during Mental Health Week. The Year 4 children wrote positive affirmations and gave them to one another. Year 1 made kindness flowers and wrote little messages on the stems for all of the staff at St Joseph's - they brightened our day!
Year 6 were given the task of learning new skills and knowledge. They will be delighted to share this with you!
Keeping active!
The EYFS children were given the task of keeping active. They have danced through the week, taken part in lots of PE lessons and even tried meditation!
The Year 3's and 4's have also been keeping active this week by joining together to play lots of team games and revisited a firm favourite at St Joseph's - Cricket!
Taking notice
The Year 6 children have also been 'taking notice' this week. This included meditation which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Internet Safety Day
We also had a visit from our PCSO's who spoke to us about how to keep safe online. We completed an online survey about how to keep safe and this information has also been shared with our parents.