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At Sherborne House School we understand the importance of good mental health. We celebrated World Mental Health Day in the Autumn term and Children’s Mental Health Week during the Spring Term. This week ( 10th-16th May ) is Mental Health Awareness Week with a theme: ‘Connect with Nature’.

Throughout the week, during our PSHE & Relationships lessons I discussed with the children that connecting with nature is good for our mental health as it helps reduce feelings of worry, anxiety and stress. In turn, it boosts positive emotions such as calmness and joy.

In Lower school we talked about what we enjoy doing outside such as building a den, planting a seed , collecting pine cones, riding a bicycle or paddling in water and we thought about how good it makes us feel inside.

In Upper school we also discussed the Five Ways to Wellbeing, and talked about how we could apply these ways when we are outside and exploring nature.

Please encourage our wonderful children to connect with nature in any way that feels good to them! Also on the parental area of the website there is my Mental Health document which contains information on how to get help for any mental health issues.

Pam Holmes
PSHE & Relationships Lead