Next week is Children’s Mental Health awareness week and Heads On – the NHS Charity for mental health services – would love it if primary schools and young people could get involved in their Hearts of Gold campaign. It can be done remotely from home and/or as part of a project in school; art is well documented to help improve mental health.
Hearts of Gold is simple: Heads On are asking children and young people to make and decorate Hearts of Gold over the next two weeks and then display them in their home or school windows over Valentine’s Day weekend. We want to encourage children to think about their mental health and how they people they love have supported them over the past year.
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Hearts of Gold is a fun activity for boys and girls to be involved in to help spread joy in their local community whilst raising awareness for mental health. The aim of the project is to help people feel connected and build a feeling of togetherness.
Heads On is the official charity of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages across Sussex, and for children and young people in Hampshire. You can visit www.headsoncharity.org/events to find out more.