Children's Mental Health Week is taking place between 1st -7th February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself.
In a guest blog for Children’s Mental Health Week, Place2Be Trustee Professor Stephen Scott CBE writes about the role parents and carers can play in supporting their children’s mental health. During lockdown with many children having to stay at home, the same principles apply. Of course it is harder all-round to stay calm, for both adults and children who are cooped up inside and not seeing friends. Try keeping clear routines, and both adults and children should try to engage in one each of PACE activities per day:
This year, with remote learning in mind, we are asking children to take part in "Wellbeing Wednesday" during Children's Mental Health Week. We have asked children to "Press Pause" on the use of devices on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd February and take part in a range of activities to support them in expressing themselves and building even stronger relationships with their families.
Children can express themselves through: