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Growing together
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For 2022's Children’s Mental Health Week, we put together ideas for the theme, 'Growing Together', helping children to become more emotionally literate.
What causes mental illness?
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Info: Did you know mental illness usually happens as a result of a combination of different things, rather than just one single cause?
School Behaviour Secrets podcast
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Our Time's Development Director Helena Kulikowska discusses children who have a parent with a mental illness on Beacon School Support's podcast 'School Behaviour Secrets'.
Will I inherit my parent’s mental illness?
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Info: Most children and young people worry that they may develop or ‘catch’ the same illness as their ill parent - but you cannot catch a mental illness from anyone.
Mental health awareness activity pack
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Activity pack: Activities on the theme ‘connecting with nature’, helping you to be mindful of your mental health and protecting it by looking to nature for ideas.
The Perfect Ice Cream
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Video: This animation explores family mental health difficulties in a sensitive way, helping young people to understand it’s not as uncommon as they may think. 
Drama guide from The Lowry theatre
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This accessible guide from The Lowry theatre group outlines a six-week scheme of work for teachers and youth workers, exploring basic approaches to drama.
Social media and mental health
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For anyone who may be struggling to cope with managing their online life, Our Time has gathered a collection of simple tips to protect your mental health.