Mental Health and Wellbeing

This morning I held a KS2 assembly with the focus on mental health and well being. I am hoping in the next couple of weeks to really promote this around Parkside. The children listened intently and gave me some very reflective ideas. Below is an outline of what we talked about and what I shared with the children.

Building resilient and promoting wellbeing. 

What is Physical Health?

Physical health is about looking after our bodies to help us grow and stay healthy.

How can we look after our physical health?

Mental Health: 

We all have mental health. Mental health relates to how we think, feel, behave and interact with other people. A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body!

Wellbeing is made up of two key elements:

1.Feeling good

2.Functioning well

How can you help others and yourself?

Connect: Building these connections with other people will support you every day.

Be Active: Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy.

Take notice: Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

Give: Do something nice for a friend, or someone at School or in your local community. Thank someone. Smile.

Keep learning: Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

So remember…

  • We all have physical and mental health.
  • There are ways we can look after our minds and bodies.
  • Talking, listening and telling can help.
  • Being kind to each other is important.

There is a growing understanding and recognition that mental health is more than the absence of mental illness and that good mental health underpins everything we do, how we think, feel, act and behave. This is something I really believe in and it’s appearing more and more in society, so it is up to us to try and make a difference to those who will become the future. Together, as a community we should be trying to help each other, everyone faces challenges but the hardest thing sometimes… is accepting the support and care we need deep down.

Any questions or thoughts please feel free to contact me.

Mr L Wanless