Children’s Mental Health Week (5th – 11th Feb) is run through Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that provides counseling, support and training in UK schools.
The first Children’s Mental Health Week was held in 2015 and was set up to highlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is My Voice Matters. This week is about empowering young people to use their voices, share what matters to them, and encourage those around them to hear their voices. For more details click here. According to Place2Be around one in five children and young people have a probable mental health problem, which may continue into adulthood. 50% of adults with lifetime mental health problems first experienced symptoms by the age of 14.
Like adults, the emotional well-being of children and young people is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health will allow them to develop the resilience to cope with life’s ups and downs and to grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Click here to download the Children’s Mental Health Wellbeing Guide