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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

This page gives you details of :

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 1st-7th Feb 2021
  • Other resources for the classroom or at home
  • Competitions & Quizzes


If you wish to add, remove, or correct any of the information here, please contact 01900 824 822 or email info@pbp.org.uk


Please note that some providers may charge a fee to participate in programmes or to use their resources so always check the details with the provider first.

Local Programmes

Nationally, Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’.

In Cumbria, we are asking children, young people and others to share with us the ways they express feelings, and thoughts about what has helped them cope or what they have learned in this time from the COVID pandemic or maybe what they wished they had known at the start.  There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Draw a picture
  • Write a poem
  • Produce a short piece of writing (200 – 400 words)
  • Make music, write a song (audio only)
  • Send us a photo of an object that helped you cope with ups and downs (something you made; your goldfish; houseplant; favourite book/game)

Please send your contributions in digital format to Lucy.Pye@cumbria.gov.uk by the end of Thursday 4th February. All entries received will be entered into a prize draw

Nationally, Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’.

Here at the Primary Business Partnership we’ve been designing a brilliant new set of resources called Skills Blox in the past few weeks and we’ve decided to release one of them to help young people – especially Primary children – to express themselves during #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek!

My Crest is a simple outline of a crest – like a school badge or a coat of arms for a family – and we want your pupils to use them to outline what they love to do, what makes them happy, how they use their time and maybe even what makes them nervous or anxious.

There are a variety of ways to use them:

  • Each section for a different aspect of their lives
  • Each section for a different emotion
  • Each section for a different person they love or help
  • Each section for a different subject they like
  • One for happy, one for excited, one for sad, one for grumpy


It’s entirely up to you! We’ve made sure the image is low-ink so it can be printed at home – if there’s no printer it can be copied out really easily too.

Why not use the crests as a show and tell and ask the pupils to bring them into school when they return for a wall display.

Please click on the links below for the resources in the classroom or at home.

PBP Skills Blox My Crest Lesson Plan

PBP Skills Blox My Crest Slides for Lesson Plan

PBP Skills Blox My Crest Template Sheet

If you’d like to share them with us, simply email pictures to us at info@pbp.org.uk



Kooth supports any young people in Cumbria aged 11-18. The
following virtual session will provide parents and carers with:

• An overview of Kooth and how we support young people’s
mental health and wellbeing
• Tips on how to support your child’s wellbeing
• A live demonstration of our service
• A Q&A to ask us anything you want to know about Kooth

To register for the session on Tuesday 2nd Feb 12-1pm, please click on the link below.


MyTime will also be hosting free Zoom information sessions for parents and carers. The “Supporting your child’s mental health through the pandemic” sessions will provide informal practical advice and ideas that can help you to support the mental health of you and your child through the pandemic. Information on dates and how to book is here

E-School Nurses are running twice weekly online health support and advice for parents, carers and professionals, supporting children and young people aged 5-19 years old. More information is available here

Tess at Connect3Coaching offer a unique approach to caring for your wellbeing. From children to grown-ups, we believe that happy head = happy heart = happy human. That’s why Connect 3 Coaching takes care of your head, heart and soul; so you are in control.

Offering one to one coaching sessions, group sessions for schools, all of our work is specifically designed to empower individuals, through building emotional resilience, confidence, strength, courage and flexibility.

Please click the link for Website or Facebook

National Programmes with Local Delivery Partners


PhunkyFoods is an award-winning early years and primary school programme of healthy lifestyle curriculum activities, lesson plans and resources.

The PhunkyFoods mission is to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of young children (aged 2-11 years) across the UK by helping to create supportive learning environments for health in early years settings and primary schools. Rapid increases in childhood obesity prevalence means that we must help empower children, alongside their families and communities, to take control over their wellbeing to enable them to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

The PhunkyFoods Programme aims to help early years settings and primary schools to deliver a whole-school approach to healthy lifestyles and to engage with all pupils, and their families, in promoting tangible health behaviour changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.


National scheme with local delivery partner




National Programmes


Viduara was an engineer at Rolls-Royce and a professional street-dancer. He performed at the UK’s Best Dance Act. His story of becoming an engineer and a dancer, overcoming mental health issues was published by the Happiful magazine (a national well-being magazine in the UK), which you can read here.

Vidura currently deliver STEM workshops and school assemblies in UK schools, and his work received international recognition this year as a finalist at the Berlin Falling Walls science engagement of the year 2020.  

In a quick summary, the curriculum-linked Speaking Services and STEM Workshops are:

Engaging, drawing students in and holding their focus
Informative, filled with curriculum-based topics
Practical, with hands-on tasks such as coding a robot, building your own windmill, circuit or a propeller car
Entertaining, with games and a body-popping performance at the end!

Please see the website for information on speaking sessions (this is a paid service).


The coronavirus pandemic is placing unprecedented mental strain on people around the world, join 62,000 other people who have signed up to this FREE Psychological First Aid Course which is to help support Children and young people.
Over this three week course (which requires 1 hour per week) you will explore the techniques of psychological first aid (PFA), the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies. You’ll focus on children and young people’s mental health, and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations.
There is an option to upgrade the enrolement (at a cost).
If you are interested in this short course then please follow the link below-