“My shield says beautiful, strong and grateful,” Abigail, in 1B Crocodiles, said.
Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, can happen at any age. Addressing this allows for early intervention and prevention, especially in these trying times the whole world is going through. BSKL’s focus during Children’s Mental Health Week was to support children by teaching or encouraging them to find ways to positively express how they feel and seek support when needed.
“If you have a worry, talk about it! Don’t hold onto the worry and let it grow, grow, grow!” added a Year 1 student.
“We want children to take risks and be ambitious however, we passionately believe this is only possible if they feel safe, understood and free to make mistakes. We believe our values are the essence of what makes BSKL a place where children are empowered to truly express themselves,” Simon Clarke, Deputy Head of Primary (Pastoral and Safeguarding) said.
The week was a success with students learning real, age-appropriate, skills to help them understand their mental health. You can learn more Children’s Mental Health Week and Place2Be, the UK-based charity that began the global movement, on their website.