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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.

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

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Young Voices launches Guinness World Record attempt – The Biggest Sing

On 2 February 2021 children across the UK will sing along with music legend Billy Ocean to help raise funds for Place2Be.

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Place2Be announces theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Place2Be has announced the theme for next year’s Children's Mental Health Week: Express Yourself.

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How being brave boosts children's mental health

Sally Izon, Place2Be School Project Manager, shares her tips for helping children to share their worries.