Creative Minds

Mental Health and Wellbeing Through The Arts

Celebrate positive mental health through creativity and create a buzz around Mental Health Awareness. Let us support you to provide a safe space for young people to creatively express their emotions and experiences in light of the challenges everyone has faced in recent times.

Video Resources:

Use our selection of pre-recorded video workshops in your classroom at a time that suits you, designed to fit a 1-hour lesson, led by our expert inspirational creative facilitators.

  • KS2
  • KS3

Creative Minds: KS2

These resources support the following KS2 PSHE Outcomes:

  • Know how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings
  • Recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity,  everyday things that affect feelings and the importance of expressing feelings
  • Simple self-care techniques, strategies for supporting mental health and their benefits on mental wellbeing and happiness
  • Strategies to respond to feelings, including intense or conflicting feelings; how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations

 Helpful Heroes: Use drama to understand emotions and support others 

Gratitude Attitude: Try songwriting to promote positivity

Creative Minds: KS3

These resources support the following KS3/4 PSHE Outcomes:

  • How to identify and talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary 
  • How to critically evaluate when something they do or are involved in has a positive or negative effect on their own or others’ mental health
  • A range of healthy coping strategies and ways to promote wellbeing and boost mood
  • Strategies to understand and build resilience, as well as how to respond to disappointments, challenges and setbacks

 Poetry and Personal Strength: Write and perform poetry to explore our personal strengths

Emotional Connection: Use Drama to practice empathy and active listening