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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 have found recent 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 Coronavirus: Updates page for our latest advice and guidance for schools, parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health.

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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.


Download Spread a little kindness (PDF 422KB)

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Being ourselves

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

Download Being ourselves (PDF 405KB)

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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 Healthy: Inside and out (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 Find your brave (PDF 347KB)

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