Free digital mental health sessions for schools

From 26 September, primary school children across the UK will be able to take part in Knowsley Safari Park’s free livestream sessions about mental health. 

‘Mental Health Mondays’ will take place over four consecutive Mondays. 

School children in Year 1 to Year 6 will be able to bring the safari to their classroom for one-hour live interactive sessions. 

These sessions are inspired by the Wheel of Wellbeing, which focuses on people, place, planet, body, mind and spirit.  

The digital sessions use the safari’s animals to provide children with fun and interesting ways to support their mental wellbeing.  

Classes will discover how being outdoors: 

  • Can make people feel calmer 
  • How connecting with animals can make people feel happier 
  • What children can do to look after themselves and the people around them 

Ellie Hill, learning manager at Knowsley Safari, said: “Back to school is typically a time we should be sensitive to children’s mental wellbeing and with World Mental Health Day being on October 10th, when our third session takes place, it seems an even more fitting time to be running these free sessions.   

“We hope Mental Health Mondays helps primary teachers bring some fun and useful tips into the classroom.  

“The events are delivered in real-time by our on-site conservation educators and we look forward to seeing participants interacting with us and each other as the content is delivered.  

“We hope as many schools as possible take advantage of the free sessions.”

Schools all over the UK can take part for free by registering via email at  

Once registered, a link will be shared for schools to receive the sessions streamed live into their classroom between 10am and 11am, or sessions can be accessed afterwards. 

To find out more about Mental Health Mondays or other educational opportunities at Knowsley Safari, email  

For further information about Knowsley Safari please click here.

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