Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 7-13 February 2022. This year's theme is Growing Together. This aims to encourage children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.
What is 'Growing Together' and why is it important?
Human beings change and grow- we do it all the time and in different ways. Physical growth is easy to see as we grow from babies to children, teenagers to adults. But growing emotionally is also an important part of our development.
Things that upset us when we are younger may no longer overwhelm us as we grow and learn to cope with life's ups and downs. Challenges and set backs can help us to grow and adapt. trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit 'stuck'. At these times we are reminded of how much we need others in our lives to help us keep growing.
We need our parents and carers, our teachers, our friends and others to support us to grow, especially whenthings get tough. We often need others to help us believe in ourselves, to keep going, and to try doing things a bit differently. Even when we have experienced really difficult challenges in ours lives, with the right support, we can continue to grow and flourish.
At Letchmore this week the children are undertaking a range of activities based on the theme of 'growing together' and 'love and care'. The children have been colouring away their cares. Why don't you ask them what they have been learning and what activities they took part in this week?