Friday’s Assembly – 22nd May
May 22, 2020
Good Morning Cleaswell Hill
For an audio version please click the link below.
First we will start with our prayer.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020!
It is a week when we think about ways to keep our mind healthy and think about how we can help others keep their minds healthy too.
How on earth can we keep our mind healthy? What a strange thing to say! Come to think of it, what actually is our mind?
You hear people say things like…
‘Mind your business’s or ‘mind your manners’ – so what do we mean by ‘our mind’?🤔
We all have a mind – but where is it?
Point to somewhere on you body where you think your mind is.
If you pointed at your head, you’d be right!
Inside your head you have a brain. A brain is a weird looking thing. It has lots of squiggly folds in it and is a pink/ grey colour. Your brain lets you think and is a bit like the boss of your body.
When we talk about our mind we often mean our thinking and that little voice inside our head.
Our thinking affects how we feel and how we behave. When our mind is healthy, then we feel good and we behave positively.
We can help our mind to be healthy by:
☆ getting enough sleep
☆ remind yourself of things that you are good at
☆ spend time with people who love you
☆ eat well and get some exercise
☆ do one thing a day that you can be proud of
☆ try to think only about the things that you can control (you can control what you wear each day, for example, but you cannot control the weather)
☆ see mistakes as ways that you can improve, not as something to worry about
☆ talk about how you feel – remember that it is ok to cry
☆ be yourself and be proud to be you
☆ and relax.
Lots of people like to do meditation to help them to relax
Sometimes our minds are not so healthy and this can make us feel worried, anxious, sad or angry. Sometimes when our mind is not healthy we can behave negatively and get tearful, upset, agitated, or zone out.
Feeling like this from time to time is normal but it doesn’t feel good to stay feeling like this for too long.
Most people feel good again quite quickly but other people stay feeling unhappy or worried for longer and might need help from parents or doctors to help keep their mind healthy.
It is important to talk about how you feel and it is always ok to have a good cry!
If you need help with your mental health you should talk with your parents, carers or someone you trust.
You can click this link for other ways to get help
One of the best things to remember about mental health is to be kind. Being kind to others helps others to feel ok and helps their mental health. Being kind to ourselves can also help our own mental health.
When you are kind to yourself and to others, and when others are kind to you it helps your mental health.
When your mental health is good then you feel good and behave positively. Be kind to yourself and others so that you can feel happy and behave positively.
Your challenge this week is to do this daily checklist to keep your mind healthy.
□ Have a good night’s sleep.
□ Eat some fruit or vegetables in a day.
□ Do one bit of exercise a day.
□ Be proud of one thing you have done each day.
□ Do one fun thing with another person
If you are feeling ready for an even bigger challenge – you could also try to do an act of kindness to help someone else’s mental health. Click the link to find out more.
Our sign of the week is to carry on being kind.
This weekend is also the end of the Islamic Month of Ramadan where Muslims across the world celebrate Eid Al-Fitr.
Lets say ‘Eid Mubarak’ to all our Muslim friends.
Now it is time for our wish.
Now it is time for our song this week:
Northumberland Communities Together are asking people to record themselves singing and dancing to this song for Mental Heath Awareness week – perhaps you might want to get involved too.
Learn how to sing and sign Walking on Sunshine with Singing Hands!
If you would like to do a prayer, wish or a song – get your parents or carers to record you and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you have a great week Cleaswell Hill!
(If you have problems sending videos via email please get in touch by calling the school)