The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is bravery. Children’s charity Place2be is challenging children to think about what bravery is, what it means to them and how they can be more brave.
Place2Be have activity packs which can be downloaded from their website here.
Here is a list of ways you can encourage your child to be brave:
- Speak up in class.
- Volunteer in or outside school.
- Try a new skill or activity.
- Make an effort to make new friends.
- Tell your parents something that you may have been keeping a secret.
- Take part in show and tell.
- Pick an object which you think demonstrates bravery.
- Encourage their sense of adventure.
- Write a short story of about a brave character.
- Do mindful meditations which explore bravery.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word BRAVE.
- Watch a film which demonstrates bravery.
- Write a song which addresses the theme of bravery.
- Encourage your child to try a new healthy food.
- Take your child to somewhere they’ve never been before.
- Praise them for being brave.
- Listen to songs which talk about bravery.
Below is a list of clips from Harry Potter which show bravery
There are more important things: friendship and bravery…
Heart of courage
Remember there are plenty more resources on the Place2Be website.