Mental Health

As Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13th - 19th May this month's newsletter concentrates on different aspects of Mental Health which of course link strongly with SMSC.

This month our Newsletter Grid has changed. It's set up for SMSC, British Values and now has example Grids to provide evidence of RSE and  Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing (primary schools grids will differ). Your feedback is always welcome - click here to let me know what you think.

I've added this month's contributions to the Newsletter Grid.  To take a look at a full report just click 'Save to PDF'.

Head in the clouds


Sticks and Stones


Walk the Walk


Love to Grow


May sees Children's Gardening Week and as this article (which landed in my inbox) points out 'Teaching your Children to Love Gardens' has many benefits.

Self-Evaluation Innovation


SMSC is everywhere and forms a large part of self-evaluation and action planning in schools.


With a template that caters for the Self-evaluation of SMSC provision, iAbacus makes the whole process simple and insightful and we'll be ready when the new Ofsted inspection framework is released to keep iAbacus completely up-to-date. 


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Tough being a Teen


Mental Health in Different Cultures

Mental health affects all cultures, however, we don't all deal with it's cause and effect in the same way. 


The writer of this article shares some insight into cultural issues entwined with mental health problems in England


World Day for Cultural Diversity

and finally......


It probably started out as a joke but 4th May is officially Star Wars Day. As it falls on a Saturday this year, I may just celebrate by watching my favourites.


However you choose to spend it, May the fourth be with you.