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Mental Health and Well-being Project

Mental Health and Well-being Project

 

Our project this half term (Summer 1) was mental health and well-being.  We held a meeting to discuss what mental health and well-being was and how we can promote this in our school.  We gave the school councillors the following questions to discuss with their classes and they held a vote for the top 3 choices that they would then implement.

What does mental health and well-being mean?

How can we promote well - being in school?

 

 

Year Group

Suggestions contributed

6

Meditation and Quiet Time in class.

Remembering to have a healthy diet and a healthy body by eating properly/exercising and sleeping on time.

Less electronics time and more time spent with friends and family.

Reduce caffeine intake – this includes fizzy drinks.

5

More playtime outside in the fresh air- additional to normal play time.

More time to be creative in class – art/cooking activities each week to relax and have something to look forward to.

Go for a daily walk/run during school time.

Some of Year 5 were very keen to have their own allocated “ball court”, so they do not have to wait around to play football.

A smile can go a long way.

4

Mini Mental Health Team” in each class – where children can express their feelings and worries to someone their own age.

To have timetables for everyone to see-as this is more productive.

“mindfulness” – calming colouring.

“positivity Board2 – give each other compliments (positive ones) to make people feel good about themselves.

3

Mental Health ”is a bad thing and it is all about your emotions an trying to have a nice time.

For your well-being you should talk – don’t keep it inside.

Have time to have fun, for example to tell jokes to make each other laugh.

Do your favourite things.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourselves.

2

If someone feels lonely- play with them

Find out your favourite things and do them

1

“Connect with nature” – go outside more!

Make your immune system feel better.

Friday afternoon- Creative time/Golden afternoon: colouring/colouring time.

Yoga time – after lunch – every day.

Try to have more lessons outside or go for a walk

 

Year groups talk about their choices

 

Year 1 said " We have chosen to have more golden time, cooking time and playtime outside to make us feel better"

 

Year 2 said " We held a vote in our classes to decide on our top 3 things on how we could make our immune system better.  We talked to our classes about the top 3 choices we liked and how we will try to do one of these each week.  In 2 Anne, we wanted golden time.  In 2 Charles, we wanted extra golden time. In 2 William, we wanted a positivity board."

 

Year 3 said "we discussed with our class and held a vote on how we can promote our well-being.  We think we need to have more time outside to enjoy the fresh air and tell jokes to each other.  Also , we need to talk and not keep our feelings inside.  Finally, if someone is feeling lonely or sad play with them and do their favourite thing with them."

 

Year 4 explained " We did the project because it was mental health and well-being week tying in perfectly. For this project, we brainstormed ideas and held a democratic vote to decide 3 of the best ideas which will be implemented to help our well-being. The ideas chosen in Year 4 classes were: more playtime, more lessons outside, creative coloring, positivity board, mini mental health team and a daily walk.  This will seriously help improve our mental health."

 

Year 5 said " To promote well-being we should: have more time to be creative, more golden time, more playtime, make a positivity board and daily walks outside."

 

Year 6 explained " First of all , we discussed in the school council meeting a few things that we want to happen in the school to improve our well-being.  Then we went back to our classes and held a democratic vote.  6 Christie voted for more PE, golden time and an extra break.  

 Jonson-Thompson voted for more playtime, going for a walk outside and more creative lessons.  6 Rashford voted for Friday creative afternoons, more playtime outside in the fresh air and a daily walk/run.

 

 

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