Inside Out Day 03.02.2021
In February, during Children's Mental Health Week, Inside Out Day is partnering with the mental health charity Beyond to create the UK’s first ever mental health and wellbeing festival for primary and secondary schools. The Now and Beyond Festival on Inside Out Day aims to tackle the mental health crisis facing our school children. It has never been so necessary to create robust mental health and wellbeing provisions in schools.
See how your school can get involved.
Pupils and teachers will wear an item of clothing inside out as a reminder that how someone else looks on the outside doesn’t necessarily reflect how they are truly feeling on the inside - a simple premise and easy to implement.
Click here to download the poster.
Created by mental health experts, well thought out and flexible lesson plans are available to download for KS1-KS4. Primary and Secondary assembly presentations and all lesson plan resources are downloadable, free of charge. Click here for resources.
A volunteer army of qualified child & adolescent mental health professionals, speakers & wellness teachers are being recruited across the country. From the end of November schools will be able to find those local to them and book them, free of charge, to host talks and workshops for pupils, staff & parents.
Beyond is a grant-giving organisation committed to making a difference to the mental health of young people up and down the UK.
The founders Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn first came to prominence following their award-winning Channel 4 documentary, The Stranger on the Bridge, which followed Jonny’s journey to find Neil, who years earlier had talked him down from a bridge when he was suicidal.
After the pair were reunited they began sharing their inspiring story across the UK and the rest of the world.
“It can take a decade for many young people to receive help after showing the first symptoms. Opportunities to help are often missed until they reach “crisis”, causing children to self-harm and become suicidal.” [CFMH, 2017]