This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021 and the theme is Express Yourself. Place2Be launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health
This year's theme 'Express Yourself' is focused on getting children and adults to find creative ways to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions through, for example, activities like music, art, dance, cookery or photography, doing activities that make you feel good.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of charity Place2Be, got this week's campaign up and running with a message of support in a short video that you can watch here. Her Royal Highness said "This year's Children's Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself - about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings... it's finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself,"
"And while this is Children's Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too. "Last year you told me just how important this was that many of us find it hard to prioritise. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too."
We all need to support and encourage each other to discuss how we feel, especially during these difficult times.