Last reviewed 5 February 2024

Children's Mental Health Week (5 to 11 February 2024) is a mental health awareness week that is intended to empower, equip and give a voice to all children and young people in the UK.

Organised by Place2B, which has provided mental health services in schools for almost 30 years, and now in its tenth year, the week will see hundreds of schools, children, parents and carers taking part.

Special resources are available, including for primary schools, secondary and high schools and families, parents and carers. This year's theme is “My Voice Matters”.

“When we feel empowered, this can have a positive impact on our wellbeing,” Place2Be explains. “Children and young people who feel that their voices are heard and can make a difference have a greater sense of community and self-esteem. This year, we want children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be empowered to work together to create a positive change for their mental health and wellbeing.”

It has marked the week by releasing details of a YouGov survey showing that more than half (55%) of children and young people in the UK say they face barriers in seeking mental health support.

Catherine Roche, CEO of Place2Be, said: “It is powerful hearing from young people about what they want and need to support their emotional wellbeing. Thousands of children are struggling with their mental health, so this Children’s Mental Health Week we call on everyone to listen to what they’re saying, and act on it.”

Any school, college or organisation taking part in the week is invited to provide their details here.

There is also a YouTube video about the week, with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.