Children's Mental Health Week 2022

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2022 is “Growing Together”.

The event, which is organised by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, takes place on February 7 to 13 and pupils (and adults) are being asked to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

Free resources are to be published later this term to help schools take part and a video has already been published introducing the theme.

Place2Be said: “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’.”

The resources, which will be issued after the October half-term, will be for both primary and secondary schools as well as for parents and carers, and will include assembly guides, slides, group activities, and tips to help schools and others explore what it means to “grow together”.

Place2Be is also relaunching its Dress to Express fundraising campaign, which earlier this year helped to raise more than £90,000 for the charity’s work.

Mental Health Week 2022 will take place at a time when the NHS says that one in six children and young people have a probable mental health condition with many more struggling with wellbeing challenges stemming from the pandemic.

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. It provides mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling. It also offers training and CPD.

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