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Children’s Mental Health Week and Safer Internet Day 2024 (5-11 February) 

We are looking forward to marking Children’s Mental Health Week and celebrating Safer Internet Day in that week too. 1 in 6 children and young people now have a diagnosable mental condition and by taking part in this week, we can help pupils feel listened to and to know that they are not alone. The theme for the week is My Voice Matters.

Monday 5th February:

● Assembly in school – Place2Be Children’s Mental Health Week

● Activities in school using our ItsLearning Room – Self-Worth

● Express Yourself Day – wear non-uniform to school to express yourself. This might be to show an interest that you have such as a sport you play; an organisation you belong to; a hobby you have or your own choice. It is up to you to express yourself. We have a Just Giving Page for this activity. Instead of bringing in money, please make a donation to Coteford Junior School’s Just Giving link if you feel you are able to contribute.

Tuesday 6th February

● Safer Internet Assembly in school

● Activities in school using our ItsLearning Room – Resilience

● Safer Internet Talk at school at 6pm. This is for adults only as the content is not appropriate for children.

Wednesday 7th February

● Activities in school using our ItsLearning Room – Self-care

Thursday 8th February

● Activities in school using our ItsLearning Room - Hope and Optimism

Friday 9th February

● Activities in school using our ItsLearning Room – Relationships.

Look at our Itslearning Children’s Mental Health Room (Itslearning link is on our Homepage signpost - log in using your child’s ItsLearning username and password) to find out about the activities that we will be doing.


Support for our families

Place2Be offers help and support to families on a range of topics. We use their resources in school. Their website can be accessed here:

Young Minds offer tailored support for families. You can make contact on the phone, online or through the helpline. This is completely free.


Tuesday 6th February - SAFER INTERNET TALKS

Parents and carers are invited to a Safer Internet Talk at school at 6pm with Mrs Eckley and Miss Coburn. These talks are aimed at adults so unfortunately children cannot attend. Resources will be posted on our website, but we strongly encourage parents and carers to attend.

Please email Mrs Eckley to confirm your attendance:

We hope your child really enjoys the events we have planned and please remember to look at the Itslearning Course and Parenting Smart articles from Place2Be. Mind offer some suggestions about talking about mental health with your child. There is no right or wrong way. There are some really good ideas here:

Kind regards, Mrs Eckley