This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022). This year’s theme is Growing Together.
We’re encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.
Free resources are available which will help you take part in the week. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.
For more information, please visit: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
About the week
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its eighth year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help to grow and adapt and trying new things can help to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with children, a parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help reach as many people as possible.