Last week Children’s Mental Health Week took place from 7-13 February. The theme this year was Growing Together. Encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.
Organised by a children’s mental health charity, called Place2Be, they provide counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research. Children’s Mental Health Week is now in its 8th year, having launched in 2015 to encourage people to get involved and spread the word.
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 children, a parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help reach as many people as possible.
Our UK team in London did just that last week by doing a great job raising awareness and funds in the London office. Although not all the team are together in one location, with some staff working remotely they all did their best to support this great cause. On a virtual team get together they all wore colourful clothing as part of ‘dressed to express’, to express themselves through clothing and show support.
So far over £52,526 has been raised, with more donations still coming in from schools, organisations and individuals across the UK.
If you weren’t able to get involved during the Week but would like to show your support, there’s still plenty of time to so. Head to our London office JustGiving page to make a donation.
Every pound raised will help ensure that Place2Be Counsellors can respond to the tears they see and look out for those they don’t.