Children's Mental Health Week
Children's Mental Health Week takes place between 7-13 February 2022 and the theme for this year is Growing Together.
Place2Be, the organisation who champions the awareness week, are encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.
Place2Be has also teamed up with BAFTA Kids to create two virtual assemblies for the week, supported by Oak National Academy.
The assemblies – one for primary schools, and one for secondary and high schools – aim to help children and young people across the UK take part in the week and explore the theme of ‘Growing Together’. Both assemblies are available on the Children’s Mental Health Week website and feature special messages of support from high-profile surprise guests.
It’s really important that parents, carers and young people know that if they need help and support with their mental health or emotional wellbeing, help is available.
The Just One Norfolk website has a dedicated webpage with links to mental health support and organisations that can help.
As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy. On the Every Mind Matters website, the NHS has lots of advice and top tips to support children and young people and their mental health. Take a look here.
Place2Be have lots of free resources will help you take part in the Children’s Mental Heath Week. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.