Children's Mental Health Week 

1 - 7 February 2021

Time to Talk Thursday 4 February 2021

 

 

Children's Mental Health Week is from 1st- 7th February 2021.

 

This year's theme is: express yourself with an emphasis on being creative!  

 

Finding healthy ways to express ourselves creatively is one way of looking after our mental health and wellbeing.

 

When we are able to find creative, enjoyable ways to share our thoughts, feelings and ideas, this can make us feel good and help our mental health, especially through challenging times.

 

We are all different and will find different creative ways to express ourselves. This year Children’s Mental Health Week encourages you to explore possibilities and find what works for you.  Self-expression is about communicating your individuality. This can be through words, clothing and hairstyle, cooking or through art forms such as writing, drawing, making, photography music and dance.

 

Being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show how you are feeling that can help you feel good about yourself.

Time to Talk Day 

1 in 8 young people and 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem

 

•Time to Talk day aims to get everyone talking about mental health

•You don’t have to be an expert

•Small things can make a BIG difference

 

The important thing is to get talking to improve how we think and act towards mental health

 

People often think mental health isn’t important to talk about, or that their feelings and struggles aren’t worth bothering others with.  By talking, we can create a generation that is more open about mental health than ever before.

 

Small things can make a big difference - simply reaching out, having a conversation, gaming together or having a coffee can be a real support to a friend, classmate or family member having a tough time.

      This is more important than ever before with everyone having a really tough year.