Children’s Mental Health Week

From Place2Be

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Children’s Mental Health Week takes place in February and provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of young people’s mental wellbeing. Details of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 to be announced.

The Children’s Mental Health Week website provides access to a range of supporting resources for primary and secondary schools, including:

  • Activity packs containing assembly guides and class activities.
  • Free virtual assemblies for primary and secondary schools featuring high-profile figures from film and television that explore the theme of ‘Growing Together’.
  • Interviews with familiar faces from the world of television, music and sport who share their experiences and personal Growth Stories.
  • Access to training, including Place2Be’s free online Mental Health Champions – Foundation Programme.

 Cost: Free.

About Place2Be: Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. The charity launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015.

Further resources:

  • Beano for Schools in partnership with Young Minds has created a series of six lesson plans featuring favourite Beano characters to help children understand their emotions and mental health better. The lesson plans include a short animation, PowerPoint presentation and activity sheets. There are versions for KS1 and KS2 and everything is linked to the PSHE curriculums in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • The Wellbeing Wednesday teaching schemes are fully resourced wellbeing teaching programmes designed to cover a term’s learning for primary schools.
  • Healthy Minds is a set of free resources to support teacher-led workshops and activities for UKS2, KS3 and KS4 students produced by LGfL – The National Grid for Learning in partnership with mental health charity Young Minds.
  • Wellbeing Through Reading is an online platform that allows schools to capture and track pupils’ attitudes to reading and their wellbeing.
  • The annual Read for Empathy Collections feature books that explore emotions and provide insights into other people’s experiences and perspectives.
  • The Reading Well Programme provides booklists that help young people of all ages understand and manage their mental wellbeing.
  • Take a look at the Mental Health and Wellbeing book packs for KS1 and KS2 from Best Books for Schools.
  • LoveReading4Kids has produced a list of 60 titles that can help children and young people understand their emotions and cope with feelings of anxiety.
  • Wellbeing Connected is a free-to-access Mental Health and Wellbeing training tool created by LGfL – The National Grid for Learning to help schools develop the skills and confidence to support their pupils, communities and staff.
  • The Mentally Healthy Schools website is a mental health information and resource hub for schools.
  • Find more resources to support Mental Health and Empathy here.

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