08 - 16 October 2022
'Childhood and adolescence are critical stages of life for mental health. This is a time when rapid growth and development take place in the brain. Children and adolescents acquire cognitive and social-emotional skills that shape their future mental health and are important for assuming adult roles in society.'– WHO
Imagine if all children were taught about mental health from a young age – how to cope with big emotions, what helps make us feel good and the importance of taking time to engage in these activities, and what to do when times are tough. Mental health promotion is all about creating environments that promote and sustain positive mental health for everyone. That’s where you come in. https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/
PSSS Wellbeing Team (consisting of staff, students and parents) have numerous events planned across the week.
Tuesday – can wear different socks (to raise awareness)
Wednesday – can wear any hat (to be themselves)
Thursday – can wear any school shirt e.g. house shirt, senior, robotics (belonging)
Friday – Family Picnic (connection)
We have a family challenge happening each day – you choose which activity best suits your family on that day. Students will share these experiences with their class the following day
Play a board game (connection).
Call/Facetime a family member (connection).
Exercise together, run or walk in your community (awareness).
Cook a healthy meal together (awareness)
Technology free night for everyone!!! (belonging)
FRIDAY – family picnic on school oval from 10.20-11 am (belonging)
Staff will be doing various activities during the week.