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Children’s Mental Health Week

Children and young people’s mental health has never been more important – schools are partially closed and the way that we are all living our lives couldn’t be more different to previous years.

 

On average 1 in 3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health condition. This week we are supporting Children’s Mental Health Week – raising the importance of children’s and young people mental health. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’ - Children (and adults) are encouraged to explore different ways that they can express themselves and the creative ways that they can share their feelings and ideas. Self expression is a great way to relieve stress and free your mind. It is about communicating your individuality and can be done through words, clothing and hairstyle or through art forms such as writing drawing, music and dance.

MST UK & Ireland is hosted by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust who have launched their #ChangeTheStory campaign this week. The Maudsley Charity working with their partners – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience King’s College London, supports world-class research and clinical care that will transform the mental health of children and young people.

 

Resources to help your child or young person with their mental health - 

Anxiety

8 Ways to Help Children Struggling During Lockdown

Supporting your child whilst schools are closed

How to Help Your Child when Schools Open

Emergency Care Wall

Structure and Routine

Managing Stress

Selfcare

The Stress Giraffe

Online resources