Children’s Mental Health Week – #LetsConnect
#LetsConnect for Children’s Mental Health Week 2023.
This week is dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health among children and young people and addressing the common misconception that children are not affected by stress and anxiety.
Millions of children and young people are living with mental health problems. Children’s Mental Health Week aims to encourage more young people to talk openly about their well-being, make it easier for parents to have those conversations, and spot the warning signs of a child needing help.
#LetsConnect is the theme for this year’s mental health week which aims to highlight the power of connection. It’s so important for children to connect with friends and families as it allows them to open up about their emotions and develop relationships with people they trust. At PEEK we understand the importance of community and connecting with others. We promote this through all our programmes in creative projects, collaborated dance, team sports and generally coming together to have fun. Place2B has developed resources, assembly guides, activity ideas, and family resources to help you explore mental health and well-being with children and young people at home. Have a look, get creative, and enjoy the power of connection.
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Activities for you and your children:
Top Tips for Families – to help families explore the theme of let’s connect at home.
Puzzle Pieces – this activity for 4–7-year-olds, presented by CBBC’s Art Ninja Ricky Martin, will help children to celebrate what they care about and what they feel connected to.
Paper Chains – developed by Place2Be‘s Art Room team for 7-11 year olds, this activity helps children think about the people, things and activities they feel connected to.
Building Connections – this reflective activity, led by UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George, encourages young people to think of ways they can use their voice to connect with those who may feel marginalised or disconnected.
Information for supporting your children’s mental health: