The CWMT Wellbeing Challenge is a free interactive challenge that we usually send out to schools but we have adapted it for parents to do at home with their children.
The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’:
Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.
The aim is for children to complete at least one wellbeing activity for each of the five ways during the four-week challenge period, and document it by sending us a photo of the activity in progress.
The competition closed on Monday 1st June 2020 but the activity packs will continue to be available as digital downloads and hard copies. Simply complete the quick form below!
There are two packs - one for primary-aged children and one for secondary/sixth-form age. These are full of ideas and activities ready for your children to complete!
If you would like to sign up to receive your free pack, please complete our short form. Once you've signed up, you will receive your pack by email.
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This year's competition is now closed, but the activity packs are still available so that your children can keep having fun and thinking positively about their mental wellbeing.
The five ways to mental wellbeing
Connect – connect with people around you: family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships but remember to keep to the Government guidelines on social distancing.
Be active – take a walk, jog or cycle or find another activity that you enjoy while also keeping to the Government guidelines on social distancing.
Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and confidence.
Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word.
Take notice – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.
Sometimes thinking about feelings may bring up more challenging emotions for children and it may be helpful for parents and carers to talk about these with them.
We've provided some guidance on this from our experienced mental health trainers.
Sharky & George have donated two of their amazing activity packs as prizes - a superhero pack for the primary aged competition and a survival activity pack for the secondary/sixth form one. Details of how you can win will be sent in our Wellbeing Challenge packs.
We also have runners up prizes from Boden and Sharky & George, as well as '5 Ways to Wellbeing' window stickers for everyone that completes the challenge and submits their entry photos.