Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 is here!
What is Children’s Mental Health Week?
Children’s Mental Health week is a good time to focus on the importance of looking after our children’s mental health, in the same way that we care for their physical health. Supporting your child’s mental health is about paying attention to their minds, emotions and their moods.
This year, we will be encouraging awareness and generate discussion between children, staff and parents about brains and their link to emotions.
How our brain & emotions are linked
Children often experience big feelings in their school and home life. Issues such as; struggling to understand lessons in class, falling out with their friends, or needing to get ready to leave the house, can often feel challenging.
When faced with challenges, sometimes their brains can become overwhelmed with feelings of fear, sadness or anger. This can be a confusing experience for children and adults.
Making sense of what’s happening in our brain is important. When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge can be equally powerful to parents too, as we can also understand how to respond when children need our help.