This week's DfE update...

Calling All Classroom Crusaders! It's Children's Mental Health Week, which is the theme of the latest dispatch from the Department for Education in England is summarised for you below. Enjoy!


Brace yourselves, educators, because the Department for Education just dropped a mental health resource bomb, and it's time to suit up for Children's Mental Health Week, taking place from February 5th to 11th! This year's theme is "My Voice Matters," reminding us to listen up and empower those young minds we nurture.

Feeling like you're drowning in a sea of mental health resources? Don't sweat it! This blog post is your life raft, packed with tips, tricks, and training to make you a champion of your students' emotional well-being.

Level Up Your Mental Health Game:

Become a Mental Health Mastermind: Feeling like a mental health rookie? Fear not! A grant-funded "senior mental health lead training" awaits, transforming you into a well-being warrior for your school. ️

Fill Your Own Cup First: We all know you can't pour from an empty cup, so the email highlights resources for teachers and school leaders to prioritize their own well-being. Remember, self-care isn't selfish, it's superhero fuel!

Attendance is Key: Discover how regular attendance can unlock the door to better mental health for your students, and find handy toolkits to tackle attendance challenges.

Get Those Bodies Moving!: Time to shake those tail feathers! The email emphasizes the link between physical activity and mental well-being, offering resources to get your students jumping, skipping, and learning like never before. 

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But Wait, There's More!

This treasure trove of mental health resources extends beyond the email, with government support, NHS goodies, and inspiring stories from fellow educators making a difference. So, take a break from lesson planning, dive in, and remember: happy students make for a happier you and a happier school!

P.S. Don't forget to subscribe to this blog for more educational gems! Remember, sharing is caring, so spread the word and let's make this Children's Mental Health Week one for the books!

Now go forth, educators, and champion those amazing young minds! Remember, even superheroes need a little mental health boost sometimes.

Carl Headley-Morris

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Parts of this post were written using Google Bard, an AI writing software.