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Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for schools

Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for schools

The past few months have been challenging, particularly for children and young people. With schools now open, some teachers may be looking for activities to boost pupils’ wellbeing.

The ideas below can be helpful for all pupils, but particularly if they are finding changes unsettling.

Some of these activities may need to be adapted in line with current government guidance around non-essential contact. Unless otherwise stated, all the options below have ideas for both primary and secondary age groups.

Please visit our Mental Health Resources for Schools page for more advice, guidance and activity ideas for schools on supporting children and young people’s mental health.

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Return to school resources

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Spread a little kindness

A range of short activities to explore kindness. Originally published for Children’s Mental Health Week 2017.


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Being ourselves

Activities to explore what makes us special and unique. Originally published for Children’s Mental Health Week 2018.

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Healthy: Inside and out

Activities to help children and young people understand the connection between physical and mental health. Originally published for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019.

Download (PDF 606KB)

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Find your brave

Activities and resources (including videos and stories) on the theme of bravery. Originally published for Children’s Mental Health Week 2020.

Download (PDF 347KB)

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