We're proud to be supporting Place2Be's Children’s Mental Health Week!
We want to help to shine a light on the importance of children and young people's mental health, especially during these challenging times. Now in its seventh year, the aim of the campaign is to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.
This year’s theme is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography, and film, and doing “feel good” activities.
It’s important for children and young people to remember that being able to express themselves is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who they are, and how they see the world, that can help encourage self-confidence.
In the run-up to Children’s Mental Health Week, Community Engagement hosted a couple of activities as part of a project entitled 'We Support YOUth' for local children and young people to get involved in.
Activity 1 – Express Yourself
With support from parents’, the team asked young people to show them how they express themselves and how they have maintained their health and wellbeing during the pandemic. Children were asked to send photos, videos, and drawings - anything from playing football to singing, coloring to reading!
We will be sharing the entries received later this week, so watch this space.
Activity 2 – Motivational Quotes
Again, with support from parents’, our Community Engagement team encouraged young people to create their own or find one they have found useful during lockdown. They will then be using these as a motivational wall at Sion Park Community Hub.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out Place2Be’s free resources here.