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Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health 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.

 

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 took place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme was Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

All of our free resources can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.

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Schools and youth groups

Assembly guides, class activities and other resources to help the children and young people you work with to find their brave.

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Parents and carers

Check out our helpful top tips for parents and children, and encourage your child's school to take part in the week.

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Other ways to get involved

Take a look at our resources to help you spread the word about the week and encourage more people to take part.

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News & blogs

Photos of 5 year old Jasmine, who walked 15 miles during the week wearing fancy dress

Children’s Mental Health Week raises over £63,000 for Place2Be

Hundreds of schools, organisations and individuals took part in the week and helped raise vital funds for Place2Be.

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Look back at Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Look back at Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

This year's Children's Mental Health Week theme was Express Yourself. We share some of the highlights of the week.

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The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to teachers during Children’s Mental Health Week

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with teachers from Ribbon Academy in County Durham about supporting children in the pandemic.

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