Children’s Mental Health Week is February 6th to 12th and the theme this year is Let's Connect. We've put together some resources and social media assets from Place2Be and Kooth
Human beings thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and our survival. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways.
We’ve put together some resources and social media assets from Place2Be and Kooth
Place2Be resources for schools and families
- Primary age: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools/primary-age-activities/#resources
- Secondary age: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools/secondary-age-activities
- Families: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/
Video activities (one per age group)
- 4 to7 (led by CBBC’s Art Ninja) https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/puzzle-pieces-activity-for-4-7-year-olds/
- 7 to 11 https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/paperchains-activity-for-7-11-year-olds/
- 11 to 14 https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/exchanging-postcards-activity-for-11-14-year-olds/
- 14 to 8 (led by Dr Alex George) https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families/building-connections-activity-for-14-18-year-olds/
Social media assets
- Social media graphics / toolkit are available to download here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools/social-media-resources/
Whether you work in a school, local community group or simply have a vested interest in young people’s mental health, you can promote the support that’s available on Kooth throughout Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond.
Kooth have produced a range of resources. Below, you’ll find a range of resources that you can use to signpost to Kooth throughout Children’s Mental Health Week:
- Social media images for the discussions on Kooth and their accompanying social media guide
- Social media images for signposting to Kooth throughout Children’s Mental Health Week
- Helpful guides and infographics for young people
- Daily discussions on Kooth: Images you can share on social media that highlight the discussions they’ve planned for children and young people to take part in on Kooth throughout Children’s Mental Health Week
- Guides for children and young people: Kooth have put together a few resources for children, young people and parents & carers that relate to this year’s theme and with a particular spotlight on topics including: Feelings of depression and low mood; Friendship difficulties; Family relationship difficulties with siblings
You can download all the Kooth resources from here: https://cloud.brandmaster.com/brandcenter/en/koothplc/component/default/92977