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Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week 2024

Children's Mental Health Week 2024 took place from 5–11 February 2024. This year's theme was 'My Voice Matters'.

If you raised money during the week, you can pay in your fundraising to Place2Be. Thank you for supporting Children's Mental Health Week 2024!

Pay in your fundraising

It's not too late to add your school or organisation to our Children's Mental Health Week map. Search your postcode and add yourself to the map!

Our free resources for schools and families are still available to download so that everyone can take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. 


About Children's Mental Health Week

Place2Be launched the first-ever Children's Mental Health Week in 2015 to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK. It has since become a well recognised event, with hundreds of schools and colleges participating across the UK (and beyond!) as well as hundreds of children, parents and carers.

Every year for the week, Place2Be’s expert team develops free resources to help people participate in the week devoted to children's mental health. Our highly adaptable Children's Mental Health Week resources include things like:

  • assembly guides
  • group activities
  • show and tell activities
  • top tips
  • fundraising packs 
  • posters.

We also provide our resources in the Welsh language for schools participating in Wales.

Visit our official Children's Mental Health Week site

 


Previous Children's Mental Health Weeks

Take a look back at our Children's Mental Health Week themes and resources from previous years.

2023

Our theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2023 was Let's Connect. During the week, which ran from 6-12 February 2023, we encouraged people to make healthy, rewarding, and meaningful connections.

You can still access our free resources from 2023, which were all built around the theme of expressing yourself.

Look back at 2023

 

2022

Our theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 was Growing Together. During the week, which ran from 1–7 February 2022, we explored the different ways we can grow and help others to do so, too.

You can still access our free resources from 2022, which were all built around the theme of expressing yourself.

Look back at 2022

 

2021

Our theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 was Express Yourself. During the week, which ran from 1–7 February 2021, we highlighted the importance of expressing yourself and encouraged people to explore different ways we can share our thoughts, feelings and ideas.

You can still access our free resources from 2021, which were all built around the theme of expressing yourself.

Look back at 2021

 

2020

Our theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 was Find Your Brave. During the week, which ran from 3–9 February 2020, we asked people to think about what makes them feel brave. We highlighted that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone and that finding your Brave can:

  • build your confidence
  • grow your self-esteem
  • make you feel good about yourself.

You can still access our free resources from 2020, which were all built around the theme of finding your brave.

Read out how HRH The Princess Of Wales supported in 2020

 

Get in touch about Children's Mental Health Week

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.

Resources for schools and youth groups

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Parents and Carers

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

Resources for parents and carers

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Get Involved

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

Help spread the word

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