Growing Together: Children’s Mental Health Week

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

The theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 is to be “Growing Together”, with assembly, classroom and other resources now available.

Taking place on February 7 to 13 and run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the week-long event will encourage pupils to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

NHS figures show that around five children in every classroom have a mental health problem. Many more struggle with challenges such as bullying to bereavement.

Place2Be has published free primary and secondary resources, including assembly guides, posters, group activities and more, to help schools hold events and activities during Children’s Mental Health Week

All the resources can be adapted for use in school, home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. They are also available in Welsh.

Place2Be’s “Dress to Express” Fundraising kit is also now available, encouraging children, parents and teachers to use colour to express themselves during the week by wearing a colorful outfit and donating £2 to Place2Be.

Children's Mental Health Week was launched by Place2Be in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people's mental health and is now in its seventh year.

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

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