Some important information about coming back to school in September.
The topic chosen for this year is kindness, something we can all agree is pretty important in life, right now in particular. Kindness helps bring us together and can act as the glue that binds our communities. By helping our young people see this and encouraging it, we will create a happier, more compassionate world for all of us in the future.
It’s time to celebrate how powerful our kindness is.
Below are some great resources to raise awareness, get us all talking and give us some fresh ideas for how we can show and celebrate our kindness.
Activities for everyone
Kindness with Zumos – Part of our 70 Day Wellbeing Programme. Today we focus on Kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation – A selection of Mental Health Foundation materials, including some great social media graphics to raise awareness and show support online.
Random Acts of Kindness – A fun site focussing on positive action and experience. All sorts here from virtual tours of the world’s greatest museums, to energetic challenges focussing on this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week topic – Kindness.
Positive Psychology – A whole host of activities for all ages, some fun games and conversation starters all centred around being kind.
Take Action Get Active – Part of the MHF challenge to get active this May. Focussed on the links between physical activity and mental wellbeing. Would make a great virtual challenge or video project.
Time to Change – Some great games, posters and graphics to print and play.
Random Acts of Kindness Lesson Plans – Worth having a look as we are all educators in our home schools, some nice lesson plans and extra ideas to do at home.
Do Good From Home – Some great inspiration on here, lots of great ideas of activities you can do at home as a family to show some kindness to others in the times of pandemic.
For Staff and Parents
The Human Givens Institute – Some more resources from Human Givens including webinars, online courses and hard copy materials such as posters.
The Human Givens Podcast – One for Parents and Staff. A really interesting podcast series from Human Givens, it discusses many varying issues covered by experts in the field.
Kooth is a digital mental health support service. It gives children and young people aged 11 – 26 years old easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors.