World Mental Health Day resources 2020

In Waltham Forest near 50 000 people have common mental disorders and there were 62 deaths recorded as suicides in the 2016-2018 three-year period. Furthermore, in light of the recent covid-19 pandemic, investing in our mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. In Waltham Forest, we are continuing to raise awareness about 5 Ways to wellbeing- 5 actions we can take to help us build resilience and stay well in these challenging times.

Download your resource pack to help you spread the word about mental wellbeing to your friends, family and network.

Mentally Healthy Schools 

The theme for this year is 'mental health for all'. You can access education toolkit which include:
•    an assembly plan
•    lesson plans for ages four to 11
•    20 activity ideas for World Mental Health Day
•    further resources to support groups of children

Download toolkit

Kooth is supporting World Mental Health Day! Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 to 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day. Young people can sign up and download the Kooth app and get support anonymously. 

Kooth website

NHS have approved a What to do about worry resource to help support year six pupils. The resource aims to help young people who may feel worried to understand how to manage their feelings.