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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children’s Mental Health Awareness week takes place this year from 7th – 13th February and this year’s theme is ‘Growing Together’.

During this week, we can look at ways to help each other grow emotionally.  Emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time.

Over the last two years, more than ever, we have been seeing children struggle with lock-down and the implications of covid.  It has been a very unsettling time for children, and they can sometimes feel overwhelmed, but they often find it difficult to articulate their feelings.

There are a lot of very informative and helpful websites for children and their parents to help them with their mental health and wellbeing.  Please find below a list of useful websites:

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity offering support and advice

Works in collaboration with children and their families and mental health professionals on mental health issues

Offers information and advice to parents