This week is National Children's Mental Health week so the children in Key Stage 2 have been encouraged to think about how children around them may be feeling. On Thursday some of the children will be choosing to wear one item of their school uniform inside out as a way of making us all stop and think about how someone may look OK on the outside 😊 but inside they may be feeling sad or worried 😒.
Inside Out Day calls for children and adults alike to wear an item of clothing ’Inside Out’
The aim of Inside Out Day is to remind everyone to always be kind and think of others as no one knows how another person may be feeling.
“Mental health is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society. Social media can often disguise reality making everyone else look like they’re happy and leading wonderful lives, even when they’re not. We just want to let children know it’s Ok not to be Ok and that no-one is perfect (even though they may look it)."
Below is a leaflet that provides parents with ten conversation starters that are designed to help parents confidently talk about mental health with their child so that children feel comfortable talking about their own worries.