Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 1st - 7th February 2021, with the theme ‘Express Yourself’, encouraging young people to explore and share different ways to express themselves. With schools partially closed and a feeling of lots of uncertainty, children's mental health has never been more important. Expressing yourself is about showing who you are and communicating how you see the world and this can help to feel good about yourself too. We are all different and will find different and creative ways to express ourselves. This could be playing an instrument, being engrossed in a book, creating a piece of art, baking, dancing or simply a relaxing walk outside!
Finding ways to express ourselves creatively is a great way to take control of our mental health and wellbeing. It’s also a great time to try something new, but worth remembering that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something.
If you would like to get involved or find out more, we recommend visiting Place2Be, a Children's Mental Health charity with the Duchess of Cambridge as its patron. You can find out further information as well as suggested activities which are simple and fun! You can also download a virtual assembly, bringing together children and schools from all over the country, available from Monday, 1st February from 9am. If you wish to find out more, please visit the following link, https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/.