Place 2 Be’s Children’s Mental Health week runs from 7th to 14th February 2022. We have collated some resources to help teach children about Mental Health.
Place 2 Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils families and staff in UK schools. It provides mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. It also offers expert training and professional qualifications. One in six children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood. 50% of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14. 1 in 10 boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school. Each year Place 2 Be runs Children’s Mental Health week to raise awareness of the issues and of course, raise vital funds to keep the charity running. Alongside our support for Place 2 Be, we’ve selected 15 books to teach children about mental health, starting with picture books for little ones with more serious topics covered for teens.