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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.

Now in its seventh year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. 

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The next Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. Next year's theme is 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.

Take part in the week

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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

Children’s Mental Health Week virtual assembly – with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

Children’s Mental Health Week assembly with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

Place2Be has teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a virtual assembly for schools and families.

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Add yourself to the Children's Mental Health Week map

Share how you’re getting involved with Children's Mental Health Week 2021, and inspire others around the UK to take part.

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021: resources available now

We're excited to share our free resources for Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - available to all who wish to get involved.