Primary School Resource Pack
About this pack
This pack contains a range of activities suitable for children in primary school to promote and support positive mental health and reduce stigma.
They can be used in PSHE & circle time sessions, with nurture groups or on a one-to-one basis.
A full introduction with learning outcomes can be here: Intro
Introduction to Mental Health and challenging stigma
Life is a lottery game for years 5-6
Mental health quizzes
- Multiple choice quiz (answers included)
- True false quiz (answers included)
Recognising feelings and worries
Where do I feel emotions in my body?
Coping skills: helping yourself
Stress busting tips and Picture cards to assist stress busting tips
50 tips for getting through the next 5 minutes
Coping skills bingo and Bingo cards
Being a good friend: Where to get help and support
Scenario Activity with Scenario examples (print double sided)
Phone chat support with worksheets
Self Esteem: Feeling good about yourself
Petal power with Flower outline and House outline for Petal Power
Turning negatives into positives
Other ideas and useful tips
We would like to thank in particular Becky Proctor of the CAMHS Participation Team, who has spent a huge amount of time in developing these activities.
She has done her best to ensure that they will provide a fun and accessible way for children to learn about mental health in the hope that children will be better equipped to support themselves and their friends when they are experiencing difficulties.
Gill Welsh, the CAMHS Participation Lead, also deserves a special mention for all her work with the collation, editing and layout of the materials.
CAMHS is a specialist service, provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which helps children and young people with a variety of mental health issues. The CAMHS Participation Team is a group of children and young people have direct personal experience of dealing with mental health issues and are passionate about using their experience to challenge stigma and raise awareness of mental health among their peers.
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Page last reviewed: 6 September, 2021