Pure Mental are launching our 'In School' Mental Health Toolkits for ks1
Designed to introduce key concepts of well-being and a healthy mindset, our KS1 toolkits explore topics such as friendships, talking, bullying, stress, anxiety, sadness and grief in an age-appropriate manner. Resources within the toolkits are tailored to talk directly to each key stage group using activities, colouring exercises, assemblies, posters and more. KS1 pupils will also be our area of focus for the first set of kits before moving on to KS2 and secondary schools. Every resource that we have designed for the ToolKits have been selected and devised with the aim of improving young people’s understanding of mental-wellbeing, emotions, how to verbalise their thoughts as well as how to look to out for other people’s well-being as well as their own. Our first KS1 ToolKit, which focuses on intervention, has been successfully designed and distributed to trial in several schools around Northern Ireland. We plan on gathering research and feedback from our schools, to form an evaluation report on the ToolKit. The next step will be formally lunching our KS1 ToolKits into as many Primary Schools across Northern Ireland as possible. We will be providing both secondary and primary schools with kits as part of our overarching mental health education programme that spans the entire educational journey of young people.