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About Children’s Mental Health Week

What is Children's Mental Health Week?

Children's Mental Health Week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children and young people in the UK. Place2Be launched the week in 2015 to encourage more people than ever to help us reach our goal that no child or young person has to face a mental health problem alone. 

When is Children's Mental Health week?

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 took place from 5-11 February. 

This year was the 10th Children's Mental Health Week and the theme was 'My Voice Matters'. Each year, Place2Be experts create free resources for schools and families so that as many people as possible can take part.

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We've been providing mental health services in schools across England, Scotland and Wales for almost 30 years. Learn more about our work and how we could support you.

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Look back at 2024

The theme of Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 was My Voice Matters. We encouraged children and young people to express themselves so they could say - and believe - "My Voice Matters".

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Pay in your fundraising

Whether you held an Express Yourself day, used an assembly plan or got involved with our resources and videos, we've loved seeing how everyone took part! If you raised money during Children's Mental Health Week, you can pay it in to Place2Be.

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See the schools and organisations who took part this year!

Our map below shows all the incredible people who took part in Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week 2024.

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This year's theme was 'My Voice Matters'

During Children’s Mental Health Week we encouraged all children and young people, whoever they are, and wherever they are in the world, to be able to say – and believe - “My Voice Matters”.

Watch our video with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation

My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves.

When we feel empowered, this can have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Children and young people who feel that their voices are heard and can make a difference have a greater sense of community and self-esteem. This year, we want children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be empowered to work together to create a positive change for their mental health and wellbeing.

During Children’s Mental Health Week we want all children and young people, whoever they are, and wherever they are in the world, to be able to say – and believe - “My Voice Matters”.

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About Place2Be

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling, mental health support and training in UK schools. We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.   

Our variety of different mental health and counselling services are available for schools across the UK. We also offer mental health training for school staff, support for parents and families, as well as counselling qualifications for anyone wanting to become a counsellor.

Place2Be equips people with the skills and experience they need to support children and young people.

Learn more about our work