Children’s Mental Health Week
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Children’s Mental Health Week | by Toby Seriki, CENMAC Specialist Technology Assistant
Place2Be is a charity that provides mental health support to children and young people, families and staff in schools in the UK. Place2Be started Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 with the aim of highlighting the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Awareness and understanding around mental health has been rising steadily over recent years, especially with the spotlight that Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns shone on it.
This Year, Children’s Mental Health Week takes place from 7 – 13 February. The theme of this years week is Growing Together:
“Human beings change and grow – we do it all the time and in many different ways. Physical growth is easy to see as we grow from babies to children, teenagers to adults. We grow intellectually as we gain new knowledge, skills, and understanding at school, and beyond. Growing Together is about growing emotionally, and finding ways to help each other grow.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, what they need to help them grow, and how they can help others to grow too.
We’d love your support to help us spread the word!” – Place2Be
Find more information about the week, how to take park, and resources that can be done at home or school here: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
Awareness and understanding around mental health has been rising steadily over recent years, especially with the spotlight that Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdowns shone on it. We often tell children how much they have grown or are growing in size. It is nice to reflect on how they are growing up emotionally and intellectually too. As educators, we want our children and young people to grow up into healthy and happy people, both physically and mentally. So it is important that we try to keep growing our understanding and awareness, so that as many young people as possible can access the support they need to grow, when they need it.
At CENMAC and Charlton Park Academy, we have some existing materials on the topic of wellbeing and mental health. Please see Charlton Park Academy’s Wellbeing page for advice, resources and information.
You can find your local NHS Mental health support services here, or search for mental health charities and help-lines here if you or your child are struggling with their mental health.
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