St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk | @STMleicester

Mental Health & Wellbeing

A prayer for comfort and wellbeing:

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week


We are pleased to share with you that Children’s Mental Health Awareness week this year is next week: 1st-7th February.


The last 12 months have brought new challenges that have affected each of us in individual ways and have emphasised how vital taking care of one’s mental health is. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life but the foundations of mental well-being begin in childhood.


Our mental health is something we should all nurture and protect- just as we do our physical health! Part of being mentally healthy is accepting yourself for who you are and expressing your uniqueness with pride. That is why this year’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is ‘Express Yourself’!


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.


We have created the bank of resources below  to help your child do just that!


Printed packs will be available from the school office.


We would like you to join the virtual assembly on Monday 1st February:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/assembly

and our ‘DRESS TO EXPRESS’ day on Friday 5th February

God bless,

Mrs Lambert & Miss Pereira 

Helpful Websites:

Place2Be As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Click the link for access to a bank of tips and resources. 

YoungMinds Worried about a child or young person's behaviour or mental health? You're not alone. Click the link for access to support and resources. 

NSPCC Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic. Click the link for access to support and resources. 

Wellbeing Challenge Booklet:

The five ways to wellbeing booklet:

Coping Calendar:

Positive Affirmation Flashcards:

Strategies for Managing Uncomfortable Emotions:

Name
 Anxiety Or Worry.pdfDownload
 How High Is My Self-Esteem.pdfDownload
 Instructions.pdfDownload
 My Bag Of Worries And Sadness.pdfDownload
 My Distraction Flash Cards.pdfDownload
 My Happy Place.pdfDownload
 Today I Am Feeling Spin Wheel.pdfDownload
 Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts.pdfDownload
 What Are My Best Qualities.pdfDownload
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