ChalleNGe Nottingham has worked with partners across the city to create two digital ‘Time for Wellbeing’ calendars with a short 2-3min video for each day of the month, with activities based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Videos have been made by artists, poets, musicians, youth leaders, teachers, authors, and even gardeners, with the aim of supporting children and young people to develop life-long skills to improving their mental-health and wellbeing - using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a framework for the week.
Move down the page to download the Primary calendar and Secondary calendar. The Primary calendar also has family activities to try at home at the weekends; or teachers may like to use this additional content in school. Download the Primary Teacher's guide and Secondary Teacher's guide to accompany the calendars.
If you have any photos, videos or artwork that come from taking part in the activities please share them with us on social media #TimeForWellbeing @ChalleNGeNottm or send them by email to email@example.com
We also have a list of free, useful websites to provide help and advice for children and young people struggling with their mental health at the bottom of the page, please follow this link.
Get creative and decorate autumn leaf shapes. We're asking children to write on the leaves what gives them a sense of wellbeing. Please send photos of your leaves to us, so we can create a big collaborative digital artwork of a wonderful wellbeing tree.
The roots will be the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and all your colourful leaves will show the many different ways we can feel good.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. Their website has excellent advice and support on how to take better care of yourself.
Childline is a free service to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, Childline’s trained counsellors are there to provide support.
Kooth provides online counselling and free, safe, anonymous support for children and young people.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They will help with any challenge - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
The Samaritans offers a safe place for children and young people to talk at any time in their own way, about whatever they want to.
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text SHOUT to 85258.
Cruse Bereavement Care offers telephone advice, email and website support for anyone who is dealing with grief or loss.
There are two Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in Nottingham City offering support across 37 schools within the city. MHSTs are part of a national project that is NHS England funded and they offer a collaborative, system-wide approach to support the mental wellbeing of children in both Primary and Secondary schools and colleges. This support is in addition to the other services that are offered within schools in Nottingham and by the Targeted CAMHS team, Community CAMHS team and third sector agencies such as Kooth and Base51 that are available to Children and Young people.
Positively Empowered Kids CIC is an award winning Nottingham Social Enterprise, focussing on early intervention and prevention of poor mental health of the next generation through a whole child approach. They offer online and in person provision, tapping into their growing network of over 480 wellbeing experts to bring wellbeing to the whole school community. Through online events and their Family Empowerment Hub they provide FREE wellbeing content from experts to educate, empower and inspire parents, carers, educators and their children to navigate adversity more effectively and thrive! www.positivelyempoweredkids.co.uk FB @PEKFamilies