On 17th October, ‘Retune’ held a workshop for 30 children in year 5 which focused on how creativity can help support our wellbeing and mental health. Tom from Retune used the strings of a guitar and the acronym SCALES to help the children learn about the different ways we can look after our mental health. Tom performed a song with the children at the beginning of the session and even wrote a song for them too! Here’s what the children said they learnt.
“To listen to your body and treat yourself when you need to. Take the opportunity to make a playlist or go for a jog and text or keep social with others to control mental health”
“About different tunes, scales, rhythms and nots. How the mind and brain controls wellbeing”
“Mental health is important. Everyone has mental health. Everyone gets sad sometimes”