Children’s Mental Health Week 2018

5-11 February 2018

The theme this year is ‘Being Ourselves’. Sadly, some children and young people can find it difficult to view themselves in a positive way, with low self-esteem affecting more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who have Place2Be’s one-to-one support. That is why this Children’s Mental Health Week, Place2Be is encouraging children and young people to celebrate their uniqueness and feel comfortable with who they are.

Whilst we cannot always change a child’s situation, helping them to have a positive view of themselves can help them to cope with life’s challenges. Recognising the different qualities of others can also help us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing!

Get involved

Find more information and share Place2Be’s resources for parents, teachers and youth groups at

#timetotalk – Thursday 1st February 2018

Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Wherever you are – at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! – have your conversation about mental health today.  When you are feeling down, upset or worried, it can help to talk about what you are going through.

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 of us in any year.  Being open to mental health problems is good for us all, so whether it is chatting over a cuppa, over lunch, wherever you are today, start the conversation. Conversations can change lives!