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Mental Health Awareness - October 2020

Mental Health Awareness Day

10th October 2020

On Saturday the 10th October, the world came together to recognise the importance of a positive mind and to help everyone feel that they are never alone.

Here's Westie to explain more...

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Yellow is such a 'feel good' colour.  It's the colour of sunshine that warms you inside.  It's the colour of new crops growing in the fields.  It's the colour of the brightest stars that shine in the night sky, it's the colour of happiness!

Have a listen to Coldplay's warming tune all about the colour yellow and listen to the lyrics. 

'Look at the stars, look how they shine for you...' 

Coldplay - Yellow (Lyrics)

And just when you thought things couldn't get any brighter, here's a rap, written and performed by Westie all about dealing with your feelings...

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Are you ready to take the Yellow Challenge?

 

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KS1 Yellow Challenge

  • Say something kind to a friend or an adult in school.
  • Wave and smile at a friend.
  • Tell a joke to make someone laugh!

Westie's asked his friend Hamish to share some of his funniest dog jokes.

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KS2 Yellow Challenge

  • Say something kind to a friend or an adult in school.
  • Smile at a friend.
  • Remind someone of a nice thing they did for you once.
  • Ask someone if they need any help.
  • Make someone laugh!

Can Marilyn the meerkat make you laugh?

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It's time for another 'Hello Yellow' song to brighten your day...

 

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

Hello Yellow Activities

 

Why not create your own 'Hello Yellow' bunting?

You could write down tips on how you help others in school, how you've helped to cheer someone up or how someone has helped you.  

DESIGN YOUR OWN 'HELLO YELLOW' SUPERHERO

Have real good fun and let you're imagination run wild creating a 'Hello Yellow' Superhero.  Obviously, the only rule is that yellow has to be included!

Super powers: Which super powers might your superhero have? Why not theme them around World Mental Health Day? They could be the world’s best listener, the most amazing friend or have the power to show every young person in the world that they’re not alone.

Get ready to laugh out loud with the best collection of jokes linked to the theme of yellow...

KS1 Positive Awareness

Sticks learns how to deal with feeling sad.

Let's enjoy a story...

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival Ruby's Worry (Read Aloud) | Storytime

"Emotions" - StoryBots Super Songs

KS2 Positive Awareness

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year's theme is all about how we can make mental health better for everyone.

It's an opportunity for people to think about what they do to look out for others, as well as themselves when it comes to issues surrounding mental health.

This could mean checking in on friends or family who you suspect may be having a tough time, talking about mental health issues more freely and openly, or being a good listener when it comes to those you care about.

Here are some thoughts from children about how we can make mental health better for everyone...

Selena Gomez shares her own personal struggle with mental health and how she coped with how she was feeling.

Inside Out - Joy and the emotions

Talking Mental Health KS2 - Feelings

Positive Mental Health Animation

Upper KS2

Living With Anxiety - YoungMinds

Young people share their stories and experiences of living with anxiety.

Positive Practise

Taking care of your health means taking care of your mind too. AHS shares some simple steps you can take to help you improve both your physical and mental he...

A FINAL MESSAGE FROM WESTIE...

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Westie says, "Hakuna Matata!"

Let's finish off with a real 'feel good' song...

Disney's The Lion King - Hakuna Matata (Lyrics Video) (Karaoke) (Singalong) (Music Video)