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Mental health week


On Monday -Oak National Academy has teamed up with Place2Be and BAFTA Kids to create a free assembly for Children's Mental Health Week 2021, celebrating this year's theme of “Express Yourself”.

Make sure you set your reminders for 9am on Monday 1st February to join Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson alongside some other special well-known faces for a free and exciting assembly available to all children, schools and families.

We're bringing the nation's children together (virtually!) with a positive message about the power of creative self-expression.

The link is here

Everyone will have received their well being Wednesday packs  - remember it doesn’t need to be a Wednesday – be flexible and make it fit with you and your home life.  Giving yourself some time to focus on your well being is really important.  I attended a ‘well being’ session for Headteachers this week and one bit of advice I would like to share with you is writing down 3 good things that have happened this week – either write them in a note book or put them on a piece of paper and place in a jar.  Take some time to look back at what was good and made you smile 😀.  Sometimes we focus on the one bad thing that happens or is said rather than the positives – this is called the negativity bias and is not healthy.


Teachers will also be looking at ways to support you and your families with your mental health and well being and reducing screen time is a challenge I have set them!

A quote from Prof Paul Dolan -


 ‘ your happiness depends on what you pay attention to!’