What is Children’s Mental Health Week?
The first ever Children’s Mental Health Week was launched by Place2Be in 2015 to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Some children and young people can find it difficult to think positively about themselves. Low self-esteem affects more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who have Place2Be one-to-one support. That’s why this Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February 2018) Place2Be are highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’. Place2Be is inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.
When we have a positive view of ourselves, it can help us to cope with life’s challenges and make better connections with others. At the same time, celebrating the unique strengths of the people around us can enable us to come together in our schools, workplaces and communities.
Whether you’re a parent, someone who works with children, or even just someone who is passionate about supporting children and young people’s mental health – you can support the campaign by getting involved and spreading the word
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Video Message
The week long campaign encourages children and young people to celebrate what makes them unique.
Place2Be’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a special video message to help launch this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (5 – 11 February 2018).