The first ever Children’s Mental Health Week was launched by Place2Be in 2015, a charity set up to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health and provide support and training throughout UK schools.
New data released by Place2Be, reveals that nearly 78% of the young people they supported last year felt socially anxious, but with support, two-thirds of those with severe difficulties saw an improvement in their mental health. This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week theme is ‘Let’s Connect’ and focuses on the importance of making meaningful connections with others to support our mental wellbeing. They are encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways.
By spreading the word, we hope to help build an understanding of children’s mental health and how young people can be supported. Our specialised support workers undertake all aspects of children’s support services including, Residential and Leaving care services.
How can you help?
Spread the word on social media. Place2Be’ official social media guide has plenty of ideas.
Encourage your local schools to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week with Place2Be’ handy toolkit – featuring a template email, suggested newsletter copy and more.
Anyway you choose to get involved helps get closer to a future where every child has easy access to mental health support.
For more information please visit https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/.