Children’s Mental Health Week
What is Children’s Mental Health Week?
“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 seventh year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.“
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
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Schools, youth groups, businesses, individuals – we want everyone to get involved with this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week. By combining our efforts, we can raise important awareness and vital funds to help more children and young people get the emotional support they need.
Here are just a handful of ways that you can take part in the week:
Dress To Express
On Place2Be’ website, they promote a fundraising campaign called “Dress To Express“; this is a great way to help you and your school raise some funds for Children’s Mental Health.
This Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re asking you to ‘Dress to Express’. The idea is simple – use colour to express yourself during the week by wearing a colourful outfit and donating £2 to Place2Be.
Could you organise a Dress to Express Day in your school, organisation or friend group? Download our fundraising guide today, and find out how you can help raise vital funds to help more children and young people get the emotional support they need.
At Teacher’s Pet, we have a HUGE amount of resources all to do with Children’s Mental Health
To start, we have our ever-expanding Wellbeing Hub.
We first launched a BRAND NEW set of resources back in 2020, designed to give you everything you need to focus on health and wellbeing in school or at home for all 36 weeks of the school year, from Nursery through to year 6.
So far we have brought you the Monsters of Monster Lane, The Wellbeing Academy Superheroes, and our Wellbeing Flock. And our most recent addition of Waves of Wellbeing.
Waves of Wellbeing is themed around creatures from the sea. Rather than being story-based, this scheme uses factual information about the different creatures to relate to different wellbeing themes such as coping with changes, tackling bullying, understanding grief and more with weekly resources, animations and PowerPoint shows!
In order to help you get started, the first week of all of these Wellbeing Schemes is absolutely free to access.
Simply use the buttons below to head to any one of our FANTASTIC Wellbeing Scheme hubs.
We hope these ideas have given you some ideas about how you and your class can join in and start to talk about Children’s Mental Health Week.
If you have any great teaching ideas for this topic, feel free to comment below and they might even get added to the topic calendar!