The children have all looked fabulous today in their yellow and it has been wonderful to see and hear them having thoughtful conversations around mental health and how we can support our mental wellbeing independently. In assembly on Monday, we looked at self-soothe boxes and how we can use these to help us calm down when we’re feeling sad, anxious or angry. I challenged the children to have a go at making their own self-soothe boxes at home using the following instructions: You need to find a box! I found that a shoe box worked perfectly for this. Decorate your box - they could print off pictures of things that they like or could use wrapping paper to make their box beautiful. The box needs to be labelled - e.g. Miss Wigfield’s self-soothe box - not everyone’s boxes will have the same things so they need their own name on it Fill your box with things that make you feel calm. My box had a reading book, some fidget toys, headphones to listen to music, a packet of tissues (in case I need a good cry) and pictures of my pets. Your box will be personal to you so you need to think about what helps you feel calm. Remember these need to be calming so not video games that might not be quite so relaxing. Keep your box somewhere safe where you can access it if you start to feel sad, angry or anxious. For more information about self-soothe boxes, YoungMinds have produced resources which can be found here.