Grow Your Mind - A Guide for Primary Schools
We find ourselves in a new and challenging time in which not only our physical health is at risk but our mental health and wellbeing. With schools being closed, you as parents and carers have been asked to take on additional roles and responsibilities which can at times feel overwhelming. This pack is here to support you to support your children. So how do we continue to support our children to grow and develop a strong mind in the new environments we find ourselves in? There are lots of things you can do at home to support your children to develop the resilience and curiosity to cope with a changing world.
Not only is this helpful in the current climate, it will continue to be helpful and stand them in good stead as it can help to support their academic abilities, help them to form healthy social relationships and vitally, contribute to building positive mental wellbeing.
Each week a new section of this pack will be available to download below. Each week will focus on a different topic that encourages the development and maintenance of a growth mindset (Dweck, 2007). Week 1 - Emotions and Week 2 - Relaxation, are available below.
Week 1: Emotions
Week 2: Relaxation
Week 3: Positive attitudes
Week 4: Managing worries
Week 5: Self-reflection and Goals
Week 6: Effort and practice
Week 7: Learning from failure and mistakes
Week 8: Problem solving
Week 9: Friendships and connecting with others
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. This year the theme is kindness. We have prepared some activities for you to complete at home - see the attached document below and watch the video for some inspiration!
If you do complete one of these activities, please email a photo or an example of your work to your teacher so we can see all the wonderful kind and creative things you have done!