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Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Posted by Fran Russo on 28 January 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week - Express Yourself

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From 1-7 February, schools, youth groups, organisations, families and young people across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW).

CMHW is promotes the importance of children's mental health. It encourages us to talk to others about how we are feeling, and seek support.

This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity.

This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It's about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

How do I join in with Children's Mental Health Week?

For Children's Mental Health Week we are encouraging young people, schools, friends, families to explore the different creative ways to express ourselves, and share our feelings, and our thoughts.

Expressing ourselves in creative ways can help support our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Children's Mental Health Week Schedule  

We have lined up a schedule of creative wellbeing sessions and workshops which you can join in and explore throughout the week 

Monday 1st February 

9 am Virtual Assembly for Schools and Families

Hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson. featuring pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of expressing ourselves. Children and young people can get involved at home. 

5 pm Dealing with Feeling Anxious for Young People 

Live and interactive wellbeing webinar, to help you manage worries and lets you ask anonymous questions during the session. Hosted by the Wellbeing Service.

Tuesday 2nd February 

5.30pm Facebook Live Event - This event has now ended but you can view the Live Facebook showing of the film below.

 

'Celebrities with Mental Health Issues'. is a film created by Poppy Brown, for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.

Poppy is a young person and Young Member of Youth Parliament who is empowering young people's mental health in Suffolk, and in raising awareness of where young people can go to access support for their emotional wellbeing.

Kooth Don’t Do It Alone” campaign - The campaign also features a video from celebrities talking about their mental health that encourages young people to start conversations and not feel alone with their struggles.

If you are 11-25, remember you can get free anonymous emotional wellbeing support and virtual counselling, at any time, by registering on the Kooth website

Wednesday 3rd February 

5 pm Express Yourself Session - Click here to join the session

This Live Microsoft Teams session is hosted by our very own young persons emotional wellbeing ambassador Everett, and Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-production Adviser Louise. The session will help you to express your feelings through creative writing, and tips for managing your wellbeing.

Thursday 4th February

10 am Time to Talk Virtual Festival (tips for talking about mental health) 

Time To Change Charity are hosting a virtual festival of wellbeing sessions which includes a session on how to talk about mental health.

5 pm Dealing with Sleep Difficulties for 13-17 year olds

Understand how lack of sleep can affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, Live and interactive session where you can ask anonymous questions which will be answered during the session.

Friday 5th February

4 pm Friday Wind Down Session - Click here to join the meeting

This Live Microsoft Teams session is hosted by our very own young persons emotional wellbeing ambassador Everett, and Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-production Adviser Louise. The session will help you to reflect on your week and how you feel. 

Where to go for Mental Health Advice and Support

The Source Mental Health Information and local support services

Text ChatHealth for confidential health advice

30 Day What's Up Challenge

Wellbeing Apps

Childline Express Yourself Activities

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