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Here4You mental health broadcast launched for secondary and high schools

Place2Be is proud to be one of six charities collaborating on Here4You, a mental health broadcast hosted by Roman Kemp on 25 January 2024. 

Roman Kemp smiling at camera
Roman Kemp smiling at camera

Here4You is inviting secondary and high schools across the UK to tune in and watch this mental health broadcast. The short film shines a light on the importance of looking after your mental health from an early age and signposts the help and advice available to support young people.

Premiered today at VUE Leicester Square, the unique Here4You film, aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds, is being offered to over 4,000 schools and more than 35,000 teaching professionals. The film will lead into Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week which takes place just two weeks later from 5-11 February 2024. The theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2024 is ‘My Voice Matters’.

Research shows an increased demand for mental health support. There are record numbers of children and young people struggling and reaching crisis. NHS data published in November 2023 revealed that 1 in 5 children and young people have a probable mental health condition. This is up from 1 in 6 previously, and 1 in 9 in 2017. 

More young people need mental health support than ever before, but they don’t always know how to access it. Parents and carers don’t always know how to help and teachers aren’t provided with the skills and resources needed. Here4You aims to meet mental health issues head-on and improve our young people’s wellbeing across the nation.

The Here4You broadcast will help enable viewers to explore and improve their own mental health whilst also providing positive help and information to them and the adults around them.

Working together for the first time ever are six leading charities:

  • Shout
  • The Mix
  • YoungMinds
  • Place2Be
  • Joe’s Buddy Line
  • Mind.

We have one clear, vital message - we are Here4You. The dedicated website here4you.co.uk signposts help and services available that support mental health.

We don’t want any young person feeling alone and not knowing where to go for help, so on 25th January we’re making a special broadcast available to teachers and schools across the UK. We are getting our message out to young people that there is help and support whatever the issue. For the first time ever, six leading charities have joined forces, bringing all their knowledge into one place – with information for young people, parents and teachers. Let’s all work together and improve our mental health. Roman Kemp

In a joint statement, the six charities said:

“By working together with the Here4You campaign, we hope to shine a light on the resources immediately available to young people, their families, carers, and teachers as we work collectively to alleviate the current crisis in youth mental health. Each charity has specialist insight and skills to offer, and together we provide a range of support that our young people desperately need. Here4You will signpost the ways to reach key information and help in a one-stop website.”

At Disney, we care about supporting the emotional resilience of children and young people in partnership with others. That’s why we are proud to be supporting the Here4You campaign; raising awareness and signposting the helpful resources offered by some amazing charities who can help make a life-changing difference when it’s needed the most. Luke Bradley-Jones, Senior Vice President Direct-to-Consumer and General Manager, Disney+ EMEA

Supporting the six charities as headline sponsor for Here4You is The Walt Disney Company UK. Other companies who are supporting include media partner, The Mirror, ITVX, BBC, Capital and VUE.

Visit the Here4You website

Learn more about Children's Mental Health Week

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