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Tips and Resources for Children

“Their minds and their futures are entrusted in our hands for a few brief years of childhood. We must do all in our power to serve them well.”

Pugh, Contemporary Issues in Early Years, 1996

You will find a range of resources here suitable for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, click the images to display the full activities. 


  • For younger children approaching the idea of mental health and wellbeing can be a daunting thought. Start very simply through exploring emotions, naming and identifying them. 

  • You could do this by pulling different faces in the mirror and talking about the emotion e.g. a happy face, sad face, angry face etc.


  • Try using the emotions images to identify emotions. The link below shows flashcards displaying different feelings and emotions.












  • Watch the video for The Colour Monster by Anna LLenas. Talk about the colours and the emotions.


  • The Mindfulness Calendar gives daily 5 minute activities to complete.








  • Try using the Seven Days of Kindness Calendar to support those around you as well as making yourself feel good.






  • Try using the "How Many Positives" activity sheet.






  • Anna Freud's common difficulties such as aggression, anxiety and bereavement in the Early Years.



  • A range of under fives wellbeing resources from Anna Freud.

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