From 3-9 February 2020 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Find your Brave.
Research from Place2Be suggests that around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement.
Commenting on Children’s Mental Health Week and the ‘Find your Brave Theme’, Place2Be say:
“Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself.
“Life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself.
“We all have times when we need to Find our Brave.”
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, they’re hoping to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.
Whether you’re someone who works with children, a parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, you can get involved and help reach as many people as possible.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research.
Last year, they worked with 639 schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 364,080 children and young people. For more information about Place2Be and Children’s Mental Health Week, visit: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/