Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 – ‘Express Yourself’
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. Now in its seventh year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. We feel this an extremely important year for obvious reasons to support our young children more than ever, both in school and at home, to reflect on what makes them special and learn skills to be mindful and happy children.
From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 children are encouraged to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about 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. Teachers have planned daily activities for children next week.
Next week we will be focusing on the following themes:
Mindful Me Monday
Terrific Me Tuesday
Workout Me Wednesday
Thankful Me Thursday
Feel Good Friday
If you feel you need any further support, please access resources via the websites below.
Children's Mental Health:
Action for Children: