NAHT is delighted to support Children's Mental Health Week once again this year.
In its seventh year, Children's Mental Health Week will run from 1 to 7 February 2021, and it is organised by leading children's health charity Place2Be.
This year's theme is 'Express yourself', and it focuses on finding ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through creativity. Importantly, this year's theme highlights that being able to express yourself is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you to feel good about yourself.
Place2Be has developed free resources for parents, carers and schools to download (available here). These resources include things like assembly guides and classroom activities based around the theme of expressing yourself in different ways as well as the opportunity to access free training with Place2Be's Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme.
There's also a social media guide including template tweets and images to help you spread the word and raise awareness about activities during the week.
Place2Be is inviting everyone – children and adults – to explore different ways that we can express ourselves and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, thoughts and ideas.
Lots of activities will be happening throughout the week, including a Guinness World Record attempt for the 'biggest sing' in partnership with Young Voices. There will also be an assembly hosted in partnership with the Oak National Academy and BAFTA Kids and an online conference focused on 'Creativity as a healing tool'.
First published 25 January 2021