‘Children’s Mental Health Week 2021’ at Sgoil Ghaidhlig Glaschu (Glasgow Gaelic School)
To mark Children’s Mental Health Week (1 - 7 February 2021), Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu (SGG) (Glasgow Gaelic School) staff have created a podcast specific to Mental Health. https://ceilisgg.buzzsprout.com/
SGG staff are creating weekly podcasts during lockdown as a fun way to share information from the school staff with pupils and their families and to help forge an online support while everyone is not able to be together at school.
The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘express yourself’ so lessons have been planned to focus on opportunities to encourage pupils to ‘express’ themselves whether through art, drama or music and share how they are feeling.
The podcast includes a mixture of interviews and fun pieces, featuring inputs from Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s Health Improvement staff giving top tips about how to look after your mental health.
Kenna Campbell, North East Health Improvement Team, delivered her input in Gaelic as she is a fluent speaker and Gaelic was her first language. Kenna was born and brought up in South Uist in the Western Isles where Gaelic is predominantly spoken across these islands.
Mary Kate Harte, from the North West Health Improvement Team spoke in English on the podcast giving out tips which included: try to keep talking to family and friends, be active, notice nature around you, try to keep learning and be kind to yourself and others.
Mary Kate said: “It was great to work with SGG on this and to promote positive conversations around mental health for children and young people in a fun, interactive way.”