Today marks the start of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week. The theme for this year encourages children and adults to look at how to make meaningful connections with each other. This is especially important given that 1 in 6 young people in England (aged 5 to 16) experienced a mental health problem in 2020; 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 6-12 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
Mind have set up and information hub for children and young people, this can be accessed here.