World Mental Health Day On Friday 9 October we supported World Mental Health Day by running an activity in each one of our lessons based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Evidence suggests that by taking these 5 steps, we can improve our mental health and well-being. We wanted our children to have the opportunity to try these 5 things in order to help them feel more positive and so they know what to do to get the most out of life, particularly in the difficult times we are currently living in. The 5 steps are:
- Connect with other people
- Be physically active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
In each lesson, the first ten minutes was spent focusing on one of these so that over the course of the day all of our pupils had an experience of each one. It was such a positive day on so many levels, that we are going to try to build in similar days throughout the academic year so we can all maintain our focus on the things we should be doing to keep our minds healthy too.