Beyond Words for World Mental Health Day teacher resources

Inspiration from published writers

Resources for teachers

We are thrilled to have worked with top writers to produce tutorials and resources supporting pupils to write a piece on the theme of ‘My 2020’. 

All resources can be accessed on the resources for children and young people page here.

We have provided a series of Writing Warm Ups and a Wellbeing Booklist which could be used as starters or in preparation for writing.

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Resources available by age group

The videos and downloadable tutorials available on the Resources for young people page could be used in class or set as homework and would fit in well with the aims of a recovery curriculum. The tutorials could form part of an English writing lesson or within PSHE, Health and Wellbeing or PDMU.

We've provided a summary of the resources available by age group below. 

Wellbeing booklist

Beyond Words for World Mental Health Day encourages young people to put their feelings into words.

Our wellbeing booklist with titles for children and young people aged 5-8, 8-12 and 12+ might help you get started.

Celebrating pupils' work

Submitting pupils’ work to Beyond Words for World Mental Health Day is a great way to celebrate their writing. Selected pieces will be published on our online gallery.

Having a real audience and purpose for writing will help to motivate children so why not celebrate their writing in school too. This could be with a ‘My 2020’ classroom display or as a performance if children are comfortable to share their work in this way.

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Please do review children’s work before you submit it and if you have any concerns about the content of the writing, follow your school’s safeguarding process.

For further guidance on supporting pupils’ wellbeing, please see the Coronavirus guidance produced by Mind.

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Submitting work on behalf of pupils

You can submit work on behalf of your pupils or your classroom. And you could win £250 worth of books for your school! Help us spread the word using the downloadable posters.

We’ve created a short submission guide for educators. We recommend reading the guide first before submitting any work. 

If you have any questions about the project or need help with the form, please email the Bupa Foundation team.