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 sixth 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 3-9 February 2020. This year’s theme is Find your Brave.

Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself. We all have times when we need to Find our Brave.

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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How being brave boosts children's mental health

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

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Scottish Mental Health Minister visits Craigroyston Primary School to discuss children’s mental health

Clare Haughey visited Carigroyston Primary School as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Teaching resilience skills can support teenager's mental health

Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen and Professor Tamsin Ford from the University of Cambridge guest blog for Children's Mental Health Week.