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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.

This year's Children's Mental Health Week was from 7–13 February 2022. This year's theme was Growing Together.

We encouraged children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

Our free resources for schools, families and youth groups are still available. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. These resources include: 

  • Virtual assemblies for primary and secondary schools, in partnership with BAFTA Kids
  • Our 'Growth Stories' interview series that features familiar faces from the world of TV, music and sport
  • Engaging activities for primary and secondary schools
  • Top tips and activity ideas for families

During the week, we loved seeing hundreds of schools, organisations and individuals get involved by organising Dress to Express Days, sponsored swims, fancy dress walks and more. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the week and helped raise over £100,000 for Place2Be.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about Children's Mental Health Week, please call us on 0207 923 5506 or email events@place2be.org.uk.

Take part in the week

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Schools and Youth Groups

Assembly guides, activities and more to help you take part in the week.

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Parents and Carers

Tips, resources and activities to help your family take part in the week.

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Get Involved

Spread the word, and help raise vital funds for children's mental health.

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News & blogs

Collage of images of children taking part in Children's Mental Health Week 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 raises over £100,000 for Place2Be

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the week and helped raise over £100,000 for Place2Be.

Streatham MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP with Principal Gizle Landman and dog Mabel outside the school gate

MP for Streatham visits Place2Be partner school Harris Academy Clapham

This Children’s Mental Health Week, Harris Academy Clapham and Place2Be hosted a visit for Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP.

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Catherine sitting with a group of MPs at the Education Select Committee

Place2Be gives evidence to the Education Select Committee

During Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Catherine Roche gave evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee.

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