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Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Epress yourself | Community Directory

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Epress yourself

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Join in with Children's Mental Health Week

From 1-7 February it’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and this years theme is ‘Express Yourself’, which is about how we find ways to share our feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity.

The Place2Be Charity has lots of resources and activities available to support schools, youth groups, organisations and families throughout the week to encourage us to talk about mental health, our feelings, and how to seek support visit: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

To support Children’s Mental Health Week, the CYP Engagement Hub Team at Suffolk County Council are promoting and hosting a number of live creative wellbeing sessions on The Source website for young people. Visit: www.thesource.me.uk/childrensmentalhealthweek 

Parents and carers, and schools can find information and wellbeing workshops on Suffolk County Council website Wellbeing Education section. Visit: www.suffolk.gov.uk/wellbeingeducation  

Anna Freud Centre for children and families, has created a Express Yourself Toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents. 

Other useful information for Children's Mental Health Week

Kooth 'Don't Do It Alone' Campaign 

To mark children's mental health week Kooth has launched a "Don’t Do It Alone” campaign, designed to encourage open conversations around mental health so children and young people know they are not alone with their struggles. The campaign includes a film of famous faces talking about their mental health. Visit: DontDoItAlone Campaign

Young people in Suffolk aged 11-25 can access free online emotional wellbeing support and counselling by registering with Kooth. Visit www.kooth.com  

ChatHealth Service helps 11-19 year olds with all kinds of things

Young people in Suffolk can talk to a school nurse about any confidential health and wellbeing worries they have via the ChatHealth Service, by texting 07507 555536.

Wellbeing worshops for parents and carers

Join the Parent Workshop Programme - Go to the 'Wellbeing in Education' page on on the Suffolk County Council website for workshops and nformation for families and school staff. 

Find out about Mental Health Support and news in Suffolk

For information on mental health issues in children and young people, and to find local CAMHS support services in Suffolk, visit Emotional Wellbeing Gateway