This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme is Let’s Connect. Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections for all. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
Here at Linwood School, we are encouraging all of our young people, parents/ carers and staff to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. Students and staff will be participating in Health and Wellbeing assemblies and activities through the week. On Friday, we have a Dress to Express BIG Move Fundraising event at Winton Rec where everyone can move in their own way for 30 minutes to raise funds for Place2Be, a Children’s Mental Health Charity. Please check back during the week for updates and photos from the event.