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Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

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Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020. The week was set up in 2015 by children’s mental health charity, Place2Be and highlights the importance of children and young peoples’ mental health. According to official NHS figures, nearly 13% of children aged between 5 and 19 - at least one million at any time - have at least one diagnosable mental health disorder. Children’s Mental Health Week aims to throw a spotlight on the importance of these issues and how we can tackle them.

The theme this year is ‘Find your Brave’. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it’s trying something new, opening up about your feelings or reaching out and asking for help. For Team AWARE, bravery comes from taking positive steps towards your wellbeing. So for Children’s Mental Health Week next week, we’re encouraging children and young people to follow the ‘Take 5’ approach to improve their mental wellbeing. The themes of the ‘Take 5’ approach are: Give, Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning and Take Notice. Stay tuned to our social channels next week for lots of wellbeing tips as well as exciting news about upcoming AWARE programmes for children and young people! Please help us to raise awareness of young people’s mental health by sharing our posts on your social media.

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To find out more about Children’s Mental Health Week, please visit: https://www.place2be.org.uk/

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