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Mental Health Awareness Week 20th May

Mental well- being describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day to day life. Stress, loneliness, inactivity, lack of sleep can affect our mental wellbeing.

We know this is a difficult time for many of you, with the spread of coronavirus impacting our lives in various ways. We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to.

What can you do for Mental Health Awareness Week 18th -24th May?

It is all about being kind to yourself by taking some time out each day for yourself.

Please look for further information and advice throughout the week across the Academy’s social media platforms and website.

Mental Health Awareness Week -Wednesday 20th May 2020

Learning doesn't only happen in the classroom. We learn some of the most important life skills at home and from other experiences. 

In order to be happy, successful and fulfil their personal potential, young people need confidence, resilience, communication and self-awareness.

The activities below will support young people to develop these key skills, improving their overall wellbeing. 
The series of activity sheets are designed to take between 20-50 minutes  

Activities Empowering your teenagers

Put the choice in their hands. With these five tips, empower teenagers to take ownership of their work, boosting motivation and improving your working relationship.

‚Äč* We break down mindfulness into 5 easy steps for young people to try -worksheet

* Communication  Activity 1

*My Strengths  

This Mental Health Awareness Week takes on special significance as it coincides with the ninth week of lock down. It’s been a long road so far – so we are letting you know we are here to support you.

Promise yourselves that you’ll take 5 minutes this week to step back, pause and take some deep breathes. The theme is kindness and if there is one thing we all need right now it is a good dose of kindness.