Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place between Monday 7th and Sunday 13th February. This year, the theme is “Growing Together”, which will encourage children and adults to consider how they’ve grown, and how they can help others to do the same.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years of experience in providing counselling, training and support in schools across the UK using tried and tested methods backed by research. They believe no child should have to face mental health problems alone, and they work closely with pupils, their families and school staff to help them manage the challenges they may have in their lives.
Thousands of children and young people in the UK go through periods of bad mental health. When this happens, it can be difficult for them to make and keep friendships, manage the struggles of school and feel good about themselves and it can also be a challenging time for their families as well.
“1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem and many will continue to struggle with them into their adulthood”
Last year, Place2Be worked with 38,000 children, and Children’s Mental Health Week raised over £87,000 which went towards continuing to improve and expand their service to reach more young people. This year, they hope to raise even more money with your help.
Visit the Children’s Mental Health Week website to find out more about how you can get involved or to donate whatever you can, or visit Place2Be’s website to learn about their work and community projects.