Children's Mental Health Week 2022

This year’s theme is Growing Together – we’re sharing tips and resources for children and parents and carers.

Children's Mental Health Week

Published on: 07/02/22

Children's Mental Health Week takes place 7-13 February 2022. 

The theme of Growing Together encourages children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.

Run by the charity Place2Be, the website contains a range of free resources. This includes a section for parents and carers containing stories and tips for both adults and children.

Activities include My Changing Shapes – a video helping young people write and draw their achievements. This activity helps young people to look back at how they have grown in the past or how they learnt something from scratch. It then helps the young person consider how they want to grow in the future.

The Children’s Trust also have a range of resources and you can see our:
-    Tips on building resilience from Claire Wood, Lead Music Therapist (Neurorehabilitation) at The Children’s Trust
-    Tips on creating a playlist for wellbeing from The Children’s Trust’s music therapist Angela.
-    Our list of web-based resources, apps and organisations that can help with children’s mental health.

Explaining this week’s theme, and how parents and carers can help young people, Place2Be said: “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 will be encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow."