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Mental Health Week

We know that now more than ever it is important to look after your mental health. Place2Be are a charity that are dedicated to improving mental health in children. For more information and support, please visit www.place2be.org.uk.

The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. Creativity is also an important well-being tool, to immerse yourself in creativity and feel the peace and joy it can bring.

At The Brent we know that every child has the capability to be creative. Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg explains how mistakes can be turned into beautiful artwork.

Mrs Rye wanted to share this story with you, please make sure you watch the video.

Beautiful Oops

Please take the opportunity this afternoon to be creative with your children. We would love to see what you have created. Please take a photo of any artwork created and email it to your teacher. These will then be put into our art gallery below.

Beautiful Oops Art Gallery


The Place2Be has teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a free assembly featuring pupils and well known-faces discussing the theme of ‘Express Yourself’.

Hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell, and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson, the assembly is a great way to help children to explore the creative ways they can share their thoughts and feelings.



Below are some ideas you could use or alternatively you can choose your own activity.