Children’s Mental Health WeekPosted on: 09/02/2021
Nower Hill celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week this term, with the theme for this year being “Express Yourself”. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, sport and doing activities that make you feel good.
Self-expression is about communicating your individuality! This can be through words, clothing and hairstyle, or through art forms such as those listed above. Self-expression can help you to showcase YOU – your story, thoughts, feelings and emotions!
We often get told by our family, friends, 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 through creative experiences is a great way for you to express and cope with feelings. It can help you to reflect on things happening in life, such as lockdown, alongside actions, decisions and thoughts — rather than keep them buried deep down.
Have a look at these pictures, which showcase Nower Hill students expressing themselves…
We would also like to share the excellent poem written by Siddhi in 9NH, who has expressed her love for reading through a beautiful poem she has written.