Children’s Mental Health Week takes place from 3 – 9 February, shining a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health, with the theme this year of Find your Brave.

Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself.

Life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself.

Place2Be has produced free resources for schools and youth groups including assembly guides, top tips and group activities. Go to www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

Read our Play Matters info sheet on nurturing your child’s mental health through play.

Play Matters - Nurture Your Child's Mental Health Through Play

Play Matters – Mental Health Through Play