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.
For this year’s theme ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’, they are encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds. Place2Be has launched free resources for primary and secondary schools which are full of activities and ideas to help them explore what it means to be ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’ together during Children’s Mental Health Week.
Many teachers, school staff and school leaders see the same pupils and students struggling to focus in class each day because they haven’t had breakfast or a good night’s sleep, or perhaps they also know a child or young person with a diagnosed mental health condition who struggles to get outside. When we take steps to be ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’, it helps us to feel better in ourselves, focus on what we want to do and deal with difficult times.
Find more information about how to get involved and download Place2Be’s free resources for primary and secondary schools: www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk
First published 29 November 2018