World Mental Health Day

Oct. 3, 2021

The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health day on 10th October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. There are a range of resources that schools and teachers can use to mark #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD2021.


Purple Mash resources

To support schools, we have created a range of resources within Purple Mash that teachers can use to discuss Mental Health and Wellbeing in schools, you can find all the resources here.

The resources include:

  • 6 steps to good Mental Health
  • What makes you happy?
  • A poster to share information about who people can talk to if they are worried or need support
  • A template to help you create a leaflet about maintaining good Mental Health
  • Acrostic poem
  • World Mental Health Day quiz.

Toolkits for Parents and Schools

We have put together a Parent’s Toolkit for Wellbeing which was created with experts in the field to provide parents with the tools to identify and respond to their child’s unique emotional health needs – a perfect booklet to share with parents on #WMHD2021.

We have also put a wellbeing pack together for schools that includes a selection of resources and lesson plans for staff and students, as well as a selection of helplines and support services that schools can signpost to within school. Download your pack here.

Striver: PE & wellbeing in one place

Striver is our PE and wellbeing platform which is packed with lesson plans and resources. As well as a full scheme of work for PE there are dedicated wellbeing units for each year group. You don’t need any specialist training to deliver impactful wellbeing sessions with Striver, simply follow our step-by-step lesson plans covering topics such as yoga, mindfulness and nutrition.

We have put together a collection of free Yoga and Mindfulness resources for you to download, or start a 14-day trial to access the full range of Striver wellbeing units.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation has a range of publications that schools can order and are free to download, they include: how to look after your mental health, how to manage and reduce stress and how to overcome fear and anxiety. They also have a range of posters that schools can download to promote World Mental Health Day.

Whatever you do for #WorldMentalHealthDay #wmhd2021, we would love to see your work, tips and how you promote mental health for all via our Twitter or Facebook pages.