Today marks the start of Place2Be's #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. The theme for this year is "My Voice Matters".
Every year Children’s Mental Health Week sees hundreds of schools, children, parents and carers taking part. The goal is that no child or young person has to face a mental health problem alone. This is especially important given that 1 in 6 young people in England (aged 5 to 16) experienced a mental health problem; a figure that is up from 1 in 9 in 2017.
Supporting children and young people can do wonders for their mental health and sense of wellbeing. Take part in Children’s Mental Health Week from 5-11 February, and help make a difference to their lives.
What you can do:
- Connect in everyday ways such as watching your child play and joining in
- Talk about important things they enjoy
- Talk about what they like doing with their friends
- Connect by taking an interest in their world
- Find time to connect as a family and set time aside to do an activity together
- Try to resolve conflict and re-connect after arguments
For further information, and to access some useful resources, visit the official Children's Mental Health Week website.