Free Resources for World Mental Health Day 2023
Free World Mental Health Day Resources
Free World Mental Health Day Resources for schools, parents, carers and more. If you support children, are a parent or work with children day in day out, Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day – the perfect day to educate and support children in your care about their mental health.
Why is World Mental Health Day important?
Current stats show that we are in the grip of a children’s mental health epidemic, with an explosion in referrals for professional support over the last two years. With 1 in 4 adults currently experiencing mental health each year, now is the time to educate and support our young people. We have the knowledge and tools to improve the future of mental health.
At Be Happy Resources, our aim is to help children learn the techniques to good mental health from a young age, so that they can grow up into confident and resilient adults able to manage life’s ups and downs. World Mental Health Day allows us all to realise the benefits of looking after our mental health and inspires us to live in a world where everyone has access to the tools and support they need.
This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health is a universal human right,’ which is all about creating a world where mental health is just as important as physical health. Every person deserves the right to be mentally healthy and access the tools and education to support their mental health.
World Mental Health Day Worksheets and Colouring Sheets
Help children in your care make their mental health a priority with our seven new free resources, and over 700 paid resources. Explore ways to look after their mental health and empower children to be their own mental health champions. And as we always say – mental health is a priority all year round, not just for World Mental Health Day. So make sure you sign up to access our library of resources from just £2.49 and be there for children 365 days a year.
Free resources for teachers, parents, caregivers and those in support roles
Take a look at our new resources below.
For younger minds
A fun, free colouring sheet for World Mental Health Day! Help children think of all the ways they can look after their mental health whilst enjoying the mindful art of colouring in.
Two activities in one for younger children this World Mental Health Day. Help children learn how to look after their mental health from an early age!
Activity One: Cut and paste – ask your children to cut out the actions and match up to the images – these are some the ways we can look after our mental health! Can they think of any others?
Activity Two – Discussion Game (up to 7 players): Cut out the title squares and place face down on a table or surface, have each child turn over a square at random and spend time discussing how that action helps our mental health. Bonus points if they can talk about their own experiences!
Help young children explore the emotions of happy and sad – what do they look like when they feel happy or sad? Can you ask them to tell you what makes them feel happy and sad? Remember, all feelings are normal and valid!
For older children
Enjoy this free World Mental Health Day 2023 colouring sheet with an important reminder.
Mental Health Is A Universal Right Worksheet
This year’s theme is ‘Mental health is a universal human right.’ Let’s get young people thinking about how we can make mental health a priority across the world.
If you have a young person who is struggling, help them to fill in a Mental Health Improvement Plan. Get your pre-teens and teens thinking about areas where they can improve and look after their mental health.
Make a mental health pledge for your school, classroom, home or workplace this World Mental Health Day! Some examples of pledges could be:
- We promise to look out for each other, be kind to each other and be honest about our feelings.
- We pledge to make mental health a priority all year round, not just for World Mental Health Day!
- We pledge to support every child and staff member in our school and ensure their wellbeing is our top priority.