R&C HeadStarters get involved in national health campaigns
Children’s Mental Health Week
Throughout children’s mental health week our HeadStarters got involved with Place2Be’s national campaign ‘Lets Connect’ The theme of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 encouraging young people to make healthy, rewarding, and meaningful connections.
Each HeadStarter shared things such as being with friends and family and connecting by going for walks, connecting over their evening meals and how important friendships are to them.
Gaming, sports and singing, dancing and arts, were other themes that were other ways of connecting.
The campaign also encouraged our HeadStarters to express their feelings and emotions about how connecting is important for their wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The theme linked in wonderfully with our HeadStarter programme building up and throughout the week as we discuss the 5 ways to wellbeing, which is to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Give and Learn new things. Also how self-care and gratitude enables us to connect positively with ourselves and others.
Please visit our YouTube channel to listen to our HeadStarters share how they connect and express what it means to them through fun and creative videos.
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Internet Safety week: UK Safer Internet Centre
HeadStarters at St Joseph’s Primary school in Loftus got involved in promoting positive digital safety. As part of their peer mentoring role, this was a fantastic opportunity to share their learning and promote to their peers the importance of digital safety.
Research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) for Safer Internet Day reveals more than half (57%) of young people believe they can help educate parents or carers on internet harms.
HeadStarters made an informative and fun video that was uploaded on our YouTube channel talking about ways of keeping safe, sharing how keeping connected online makes them feel and highlighting honest opinions about being online.
Head over now to our YouTube Channel and check out: St Joseph’s Safer Internet Day video @HeadStart South Tees
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Published: March 26