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The Daily Mile Foundation and Place2Be join forces to champion better mental health for children

Today, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Daily Mile Foundation and Place2Be proudly announce their commitment to supporting better mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.

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The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, 'Moving more for our mental health,' highlights the crucial role of physical activity in supporting improved mental wellbeing.

Regular movement can boost self-esteem, improve sleep quality, and reduce feelings of anxiety. Even brief periods of activity can lead to increased mental alertness, heightened energy levels, and a more positive mood.

This partnership aims to raise awareness of the vital link between regular physical activity and positive mental health outcomes for children and young people.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we've teamed up to launch a new resource which provides practical guidance for parents, caregivers, and teachers to encourage and promote children and young people's mental wellbeing through physical activity.

Place2Be are leaders in the field of children’s mental health, so we are delighted to be working with them to highlight the importance of regular physical activity for children’s health and wellbeing. We know that children are healthier and happier when they are active, and we know that happy and healthy children learn better and achieve more. Our mission is to help schools create environments where regular physical activity becomes part of school life, and we will do that more successfully by working in partnership with great organisations like Place2Be. Gordon Banks, Global Director of The Daily Mile Foundation
At a time when building resilience is so important, we know from research and our own experience that movement helps with building positive wellbeing. In our schools, we see the value that daily activity has and how it contributes to creating school environments where children flourish and thrive. This Mental Health Awareness Week, Place2Be is delighted to work with The Daily Mile Foundation, to launch our practical resource for children, young people, families, and schools. Together, we’re encouraging schools and families to get on the move to better support children and young people’s mental health. Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be

Read our 'Moving for mental health' tips

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