Children’s Mental Health Week toolkit for schools

With Children’s Mental Health Week just around the corner and much discussion of pupil well-being, Our Time has created a free toolkit for schools. 

Our new animation


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ur new animation, created with invaluable input from young people, explores family mental health difficulties in a sensitive, familiar way, helping young people to understand it’s not as uncommon as they may think. 

It can be watched by young people independently or within a group, used to spark conversations or as a quick activity – see our supporting schools activity pack. It’s all about encouraging tolerance and understanding, and recognising that not all families are the same. 

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We’re also sharing some of our most popular lockdown resources as an easy to share pdf pack that can be completed by young people at home or in school – from creating superheroes based on someone they know, to story stones. And if you like this, you can find even more resources in our lockdown library.

Free Covid-19 recovery programme including training and PSHE modules

And if you’re interested in our free Covid-19 recovery programme, which includes a training video and PSHE modules, simply register and off you go. It supports all students’ mental health and well-being, but particularly those who have a parent with a mental health difficulty. Our pre-recorded training can be watched at leisure and is a great resource for all staff working with young people.

Questions, feedback or more info?

If you have questions, feedback or need more information, email schools@ourtime.org.uk. We’re keen to help schools explore the topic of mental health in families, in a way that’s mindful of staff time, resources and existing support systems.

You can also subscribe to our schools mailing list for more updates and resources here.