Children’s Mental Health Week – Y6
This week is Children’s Mental Health week. In our P.S.H.E lessons we have been looking at how certain mental health issues can affect us. It is important that all children know why and how mental illness affects different people.
6DK have been looking at the ‘Choose to talk, change lives’ campaign and using the Sussedthegame.co.uk cards to start conversations. Talking face to face is good for our mental health and social wellbeing.
Afterwards some comments from the boys included:
“It is important that all kids know why and how mental illness affects different people. It is important to talk.”
“People can tell that people are sad or angry easily. Mental health problems are similar but it is harder to spot them. These feelings and emotions come from the head and the mind. People can sometimes lash out or experience a lot of misery and sadness.”
“If you are struggling, the best thing to do is to tell a family friend, part of your family, a family doctor some friends or someone who you think you can trust.”