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Mental Health Awareness Week

PL Primary Stars helping children look after mental health

10 May 2021
PL Primary Stars

Free resources available to support the mental wellbeing of young people

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the Premier League is highlighting positive wellbeing activities, stories and resources to raise awareness of mental health and support fans with information that can benefit them.

The Premier League Primary Stars programme works with over 18,000 schools, using the power of football to help inspire girls and boys to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

The programme provides numerous free resources to teachers and pupils to help youngsters discuss their emotions and look after their mental health.

To help with this, there are a series of bespoke challenges that children can get involved with either in the classroom or at home.

Capital Radio DJ Roman Kemp has set one of the challenges, which highlights the importance of setting a daily routine.

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"I make sure I set aside time to do the things that make me happy and help me relax," Kemp says.

"For instance, I do some exercise. I talk to my friends. I speak to my family."

See: Premier League Primary Stars - You and your world

Dr Alex George is another to set a challenge, draw an act of kindness, in which the focus is on being kind to others creatively by drawing pictures or painting. 

He also has given his tips for looking after your mental wellbeing.

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The PL Primary Stars website hosts other materials that cover topics from self-esteem and resilience to Super Mood Movers, where activities are designed to help children think about their local community and also deal with change.

The Super Movers Champions follows a similar theme, offering active resources from the Premier League and BBC to help pupils develop areas such as teamwork and communication.

Find out more by visiting the PL Primary Stars website.

Access the #StayWell Hub

Fans can access a library of expert advice on how to look after their mental health in the Premier League's #StayWell hub.

It shares tips and guidance from experts, clubs and players as well as from the National Health Service and national organisations working in these areas to help supporters stay strong and positive.

And the hub will continue to develop, offering fans expert guidance in other areas to help maintain their health in these challenging times.

See: #StayWell hub

Also in this series

Part 2: Man Utd Foundation inspiring children to discuss mental wellbeing
Part 3: Ward-Prowse: Getting out is so important for mental health
Part 4: Man City and NHS link up to boost mental health support
Part 5: How Norwich helped David set his own ambitions
Part 6: Southampton campaign supports fans' mental wellbeing
Part 7: Davies: We should all reach out to help others
Part 8: Sounds of a matchday boost Newcastle fans
Part 9: How Liverpool inspired Grace to help her school's mental health
Part 10: McNeil: Team walks have a positive effect
Part 11: Aston Villa encouraging fans to keep on running

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