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Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week 2021: Express Yourself

Self-expression is about communicating your individuality. This can be through words, clothing and hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, drawing, music and dance.

 

Self-expression can help you to showcase your true self – your story, your thoughts, feelings and emotions. But this can also make us feel vulnerable, so you might want to take things one step at a time.

 

We often get told by our family, friends, school, communities and through social media how we ‘should’ look, think, speak, and act. These constant messages about what we ought to do, and who we ought to be, can make it difficult to let go of expectations and express our true selves.

 

Self-expression is a great way to relieve yourself of stress and free your mind. Self-expression can help you to reflect on your life, actions, decisions, relationships, beliefs, and thoughts — rather than keep them buried deep down.

 

So EXPRESS YOURSELF this week! Use the activity booklet below and please send pictures!

 

On Friday, in school we will 'Dress to Express' and you can do this at home! Express Yourself through your clothes, hair etc. You could wear their favourite
colour or choose a range of colours that express how you are feeling. 

Activity booklet (printed copy available at school, along with resources!)

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