Articles tagged with: Children


    07 February 2020
    The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

    The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

    As Children's Mental Health Week comes to an end, we hope you have enjoyed our ‘Take 5’ health and wellbeing tips for young people. We finish this week with a sobering reminder of why it is so important that we invest in the mental health of children and young people. In the first three...

    06 February 2020
    Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Today is Time to Talk Day, a day that provides an opportunity to open up conversations about mental health and break the stigma around opening up. As it’s also Children’s Mental Health Week, we thought we would take this opportunity today to support parents and teachers in encouraging their...

    31 January 2020
    Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

    Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

    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...

    06 February 2017
    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...

    06 July 2016
    Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

    Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

    AWARE is delighted to be bringing the brand new Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme free of charge to the public on Wednesday 7 September in the Belfast Offices of AWARE. The Mood Matters Parent and Baby programmes places a strong emphasis on looking after the mental health of both the...