This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 5 – 11 February.
The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be and was launched to equip, empower and give a voice to children across the UK. This year’s theme is ‘My Voice Matters’.
Empowering children and young people can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. For example, children and young people who feel that their voices are heard – and that what they say makes a difference – have higher levels of self-efficacy and self-esteem.
They also have a greater sense of community – and as people become empowered, they can work together to create positive changes for themselves and for others.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2024, Place2Be wants all children and young people, whoever they are, and wherever they are in the world, to be able to say – and believe – “My Voice Matters”.
Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“Anas Sarwar and I are proud to be supporting Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek this week.
“Join us and help shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
“Find out more about the week and how to get involved at www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk.”