World Mental Health Day
Thursday 10th October 2019
St Vincent's embraced World Mental Health Day this year by doing a variety of different activities around the school. Each class completed an activity around what mental health is and what we can do to help our own mental health. This included what services are available in and out of school.
Some of the activities that we did included making posters, circle times, letter writing, interviewing, brochures, discussing books, films and characters that explore mental health and acting out/ hot seating.
Here are some of the videos we shared in the school so feel free to also share them at home.
The children follow a programme which is concerned with the growth and development of the whole child. PSHE is embedded within our Creative Curriculum but it will also continue to be taught as an explicit subject as it becomes statutory across the country.
Children will explore the following curriculum areas throughout the year:
Keeping Myself Safe (Includes aspects of safe internet use, drugs and Relationships Education)
Me and My Relationships (Includes feelings/emotions/conflict resolution/friendships)
Being My Best (Includes keeping healthy/Growth Mindset/goal setting/achievement)
Rights and Responsibilities (Includes money/living in the wider world/environment)
Valuing Difference (Includes British Values focus)
Growing and Changing (Includes RSE-related issues)
As we go through the year there will be a number of opportunities for parents to engage with the PSHE elements of our school and we hope that you will speak with your children about the topics they are covering each week.