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Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 – Growing Together

4 Feb 2022

From 7-13 February 2022, Linwood School will be taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Growing Together.

Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, we will be encouraging our young people, parents, carers and staff to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with childrena parent or carerpassionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help us reach as many people as possible.

Students, young people, parents, carers and staff will be joining in planned activities and virtual assemblies across campuses.

Virtual Assemblies

Place2Be has teamed up with BAFTA Kids to create two virtual assemblies for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, supported by Oak National Academy.

This year, Place2Be will be launching two assemblies – one for primary schools, and one for secondary and high schools – to help children and young people across the UK take part in the week and explore the theme of ‘Growing Together’.

The primary school assembly, hosted by Lindsey Russell, features pupils from Rosslyn Park Primary School and Seascape Primary School in conversation with dancer and presenter Oti Mabuse.

The assembly for secondary and high schools, hosted by Emma Willis, features students from Folkestone Academy and Carrick Academy in conversation with Shadow and Bone actor, Kit Young, and CBBC’s The Dumping Ground actor, Kia Pegg.

Dress to Express

Children’s Mental Health Week will finish with ‘Dress to Express’ Mufti Friday, a fundraising opportunity to raise funds for Children’s Mental Health for a small voluntary donation of 1£. Students and staff will be wearing their favourite colours or a unique outfit to express how they’re feeling, it can be as simple or elaborate as they like! Dress to Express is an opportunity for self-expression and celebrating a diverse range of emotions. The day also provides a great opportunity to be open about mental health and start conversations within your school community.

Parents and Carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health as well. Check out the free resources for families to help support your young person’s mental health.

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