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 eighth year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.
The next Children's Mental Health Week will take place on 6-12 February 2023.
From 7-13 February 2022, schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK took part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was Growing Together.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
For Children's Mental Health Week 2022, we encouraged children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.
1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with children, a parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help us reach as many people as possible.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research.
We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.
We offer a variety of different mental health and counselling services for schools, including in-school support, expert training and resources. Our free Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme, and our DfE assured Senior Mental Health Leads Training, enhance professionals’ understanding of children’s mental health.
Place2Be also offers child counselling qualifications, building an ever-growing body of professionals who specialise in working with children and young people.