We are pleased to be supporting Children’s Mental Health Week (8–14 February 2016). Hosted by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the theme of the week this year is ‘building resilience’ and teaching children and young people to ‘bounce forward’ from life’s challenges.
Bereavement, illness, family breakdown, relationship problems, pressure of exams… young people carry far more than the weight of their school bag on their shoulders. And while we cannot always change young people’s circumstances, we can teach them the skills to cope with the difficulties life throws at them.
‘Resilience’ as all about coping with life’s ups and downs. It’s what helps us to ‘bounce forward’ from setbacks and difficulties, maybe even learning some new information and skills along the way.
Here at Tynecastle High School, students will be encouraged to get involved in a range of activities this week to get them thinking and talking about mental health and building resilience. We’ll be posting something new here each day, so please keep checking back!
Tomorrow we’ll have some top tips from the School Library for ‘resilience reads’ – books about facing challenges and finding ways to ‘bounce forward’. Got a favourite book to recommend? Why not tweet it! #childrensmhw #resiliencereads
For more information and resources for parents, schools, youth clubs and teachers visit: www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk