From 3 to 9 February, the sixth Children’s Mental Health Week will take place with schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK invited to take part under this year’s theme of “Find your Brave”.
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 and it explains the theme as follows: “Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.”
Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself, it concludes.
Details of the Week can be found at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk with tips and guidance for schools and youth groups and for parents and carers.
Free primary and secondary resources are available via the above link, including assembly guides, slides, group activities, fundraising ideas and more to help those wishing to take part to explore what it means to “Find your Brave”.
Mental health charity Place2Be highlights that around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement.
It has made available a free social media guide at https://562edcf5b67b66a14900-eeaef90731f7ce1cd156ac7b02c7dd8f.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/Social%20Media%20Guide.pdf.
“Please help spread the news about Children's Mental Health Week on social media by tagging Place2Be in all of your tweets and use #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek,” it has asked supporters.
Last reviewed 3 February 2020