Children’s Mental Health Week and the Pandemic Pressures

Children's Mental Health

As today marks Children’s Mental Health Week, this year’s is theme ‘Express Yourself’. 

And in this pandemic, all the children had to deal with the lockdowns and absence from school and the ban on all recreational activities. All this and many have affected their mental health.

This year’s celebrations include finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. With the theme ‘Express Yourself’, one could use art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and other activities that make them feel good about themselves.

All including children and adults are being encouraged to explore the different ways they can express themselves, and the creative ways that they can share our feelings, thoughts and ideas.

And charities collaborate to support this year’s Mental Health Week. And all the charities involved with Children’s Mental Health Week are calling for more support to ensure children do not develop long-lasting mental health issues due to the pandemic.

These charities and organisations support mental health:

My Discombobulated Brain: www.mydiscombobulatedbrain.com

Mind: www.mind.org.uk

Heads Together: www.headstogether.org.uk

Shout: www.giveusashout.org

Time to Change: www.time-to-change.org.uk

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

Children’s Mental Health Week: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk