This week marks Children’s Mental Health Week. In 2017, the aim of the week is to encourage everyone — adults and children alike — to spread a little kindness.

Third Space Learning have released a Year 6 Wellbeing resource pack, featuring downloadable guides for teachers and school leaders with handouts for parents and carers and pupils.

The pack aims to dispel the scaremongering about KS2 SATs and support pupils to thrive and do their best in Year 6, plus guides teachers to understand how to spot the warning signs if something isn’t right or a child needs more support.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The pack includes:

  • Strategies for headteachers and senior leadership teams to create a whole school approach to wellbeing at school
  • Specific term by term support and advice, including how best to involve families
  • A parents and carers guide to reinforce the school approach
  • A child-friendly pupil guide provides encouragement and reassurance.

The pack is written by by mental health expert Rachel Welch and Third Space Learning, with input from the Year 6 pupils of Sheringham Primary School in Norfolk.

The resources are full of sensible advice, with some great practical tips for teachers. You can get hold of the resources via the Third Space Learning website here.

For other resources, also take a look at the charity Place2Be for a Big Assembly as well as other resources. Mind Moose are also uploading resources through the week, so keep an eye on those too!