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Childrens Mental Health Week

Published by St James Senior Boys' School on Friday 10th of February 2023

At St James we prioritise a wider education and mental health awareness is very much a part of that. This week is Children's Mental Health Week and we wanted to share dedicated resources to support you at home and prompt some conversations around our mental health. As well as having lessons about protecting and promoting mental health each year, we also have enrichment outside of curriculum time. Last week Fergus Crawley visited our school to speak with the students about how perceived masculinity and mental health are so closely linked. Please take the time to watch the interview with Mr Mawer and Fergus.

This year’s theme for Children's Mental Health Week is "Let's Connect" and is about encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.

This fantastic resource has been produced by the charity in support of parents and carers. 

There is also a focus on encouraging young people to think of ways to use their voice to connect with those who may feel marginalised or disconnected. In this video, UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George asks young people some interesting questions to connect with each other, families and those in marginalised groups.

The theme "Let's connect" ties in very well with the other side of our online presence, as Safer Internet Day (7th February) activities go on around school site as well as in lessons. Please look over Mr Michalski's article for more information on what he set up for students this week.

Mr Johnson & Ms Howard-Andrews

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