February 6th-12th, 2023 marks Children’s Mental Health Week, a campaign launched in 2015 to support children and young people’s emotional well-being and mental health.
Statistics provided by Children’s Society states that 1 in 6 children are likely to have a mental health condition and 52% of 17 to 23-year-olds have experienced mental health worsening in the last five years.
Children’s Mental Health Week is a time when we can all raise awareness for the importance of healthy mental & emotional well-being. A healthy and happy mind is vital to a healthy and happy life. A positive mindset can help us cope with the challenges we face in life and allow us to connect better with others.
This year’s theme is “Let’s Connect”. Making meaningful connections, having a solid support network, and reaching out to others is essential. When we are isolated and feel alone, this negatively impacts our mental health, making us feel worse about ourselves and our situations.
No matter who you are, where you are from, or what you do – you can raise awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week.
Spread the word to at least one person this week. For more information on Children’s Mental Health Week, visit www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk