The 6th of February 2023 marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week. We are taking this opportunity to encourage children to start conversations about mental health and the factors that can affect it.


This year’s theme is ‘Let’s connect’, promoting the importance of connecting with your community to young people. By connecting with their friends, family, teachers, and the wider community, young people can find support for any mental health concerns that they may be experiencing. It is vital that our pupils recognize that by making meaningful connections within their wider community they can ensure that they will never feel isolated or alone.


At Gorse Hill School, we recognise how important it is that our children have good mental health and well-being, which is why we have taken part in Children's Mental Health Week. Mental health affects everyone in different ways and we want our pupils to have a range of strategies that they can use to maintain their well-being. They should also know who to turn to if they need help with their mental health which is why building strong relationships based on trust is very important.


To celebrate Children's Mental health week we invited Project Me to the school. They hosted an assembly for our pupils, highlighting the importance of looking after our mental health and what we can do to promote a healthy mental space.


We take care to support all our pupils with any mental health issues they might have, but if you’d like to help each other grow this week at home, you can find plenty of resources for parents and carers here:


At Gorse Hill Primary School, we have provisions in place to support pupils experiencing mental health problems and always encourage them to seek help when they need it. We also regularly update our guidance to staff.