For this year’s theme ‘Express Yourself’, Place2Be is encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways people can express themselves, and the creative ways that people can share their feelings, thoughts, and ideas.
Around five children in every classroom have a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with children, a parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can get involved and help Place2Be reach as many people as possible.
Free resources for schools
Free primary and secondary resources are now available, including assembly guides, slides, group activities, fundraising ideas and more to help schools and youth groups explore what it means to ‘Express Yourself’.
As we get nearer to the week, they will also share top tips for parents, and Welsh language resources for schools and families in Wales.
Dress to express
This Children’s Mental Health Week, they’re asking you to ‘Dress to Express’. The idea is simple – use colour to express yourself during the week by wearing a colourful outfit and donating £2 to Place2Be.
Could you organise a ‘Dress to Express Day’ in your school, organisation, or friend group? Download their fundraising guide today, and find out how you can help raise vital funds to help more children and young people get the emotional support they need.
Spread the word
How do you express yourself? How do you express your feelings, thoughts, or ideas? What are your tips for young people on expressing themselves? Why are you supporting the week? Share your stories and help them spread the word.
Download Place2Be’s free social media guide with template posts, downloadable images and more ideas to inspire you.
If you are tweeting and posting about the week, be sure to tag Place2Be in your posts and use #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.
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