Children's Mental Health

Posted at 4:31 pm on 5th February, 2021

Being mindful of the challenges facing children in current times is at the forefront of all our activities and learning techniques here at FGS. However, this week it’s been of particular focus during Children’s Mental Health Week; with the theme, this year of ‘Express Yourself’.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. including art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, or other activities that make you and others feel good.

A series of ‘Top Tips’ shared with students and staff , through an assembly and lessons have provided advice and guidance on a variety of activities aimed at supporting them both now and in the future.     

Self-expression is a great way to free the mind, relieve stress and communicate your individuality. Whilst also allowing for reflection on life, actions, decisions, relationships and beliefs.     


Ms Smith, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator commented, ‘As we all adapt, again, to a new way of learning and socialising it is incredibly important to look after our mental health and to ensure our wellbeing is our top priority. Looking after ourselves and others is vital at this time. The theme of Children’s Mental Health week this year is ‘Express yourself’, through our assembly and screen-free time students have been embracing ways to express themselves through being creative, being active and connecting to others.’