Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

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 hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. 

Children’s Mental Health Week 2020 – Find your Brave

From 3-9 February 2020 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Find your Brave.

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

Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with childrena parent or carerpassionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can get involved and help to reach as many people as possible. 

About Place2Be

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. 

They believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.   

Last year, Place2Be worked with 639 schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 364,080 children and young people.  

In the same year, over 300 schools took part in their in-depth ‘Mental Health Champions’ programmes, equipping school leaders, teachers and staff with the skills and confidence to support pupils’ mental health. 

1,661 child counsellors took part in their training – from introductory sessions to their Masters programme, building an ever-growing body of professionals who specialise in working with children and young people. 

Support Children’s Mental Health Week Online

If you’re a keen social media user, why not support Children’s Mental Health Week online? Their full social media guide can be found here. In the meantime, they’ve provided some pre-prepared Tweets you can use – listed below:

  • It’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek: what are you doing to mark the week? It’s not too late to get involved! Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more, and help @Place2Be to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s #mentalhealth.
  • What does bravery mean to you? This #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek @Place2Be want to hear your stories and advice on being brave. Share yours and help children and young people across the UK to ‘Find their Brave’. childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
  • 1 in 8 children and young people have a diagnosable #mentalhealth condition. We’re supporting @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek this week to help raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Learn more: childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk
  • In 2018/19 @Place2Be worked with 639 schools, reaching over 364,000 children and young people. This #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek help them to reach and support more young people with their #mentalhealth. Just £7 could help a child access their support. donate.place2be.org.uk

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