Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place 1-7 February 2021, and C&B is delighted to announce its support of the campaign through the new Chicken & Blues Neighbourhood Fund.
Around three children in every primary school class have a 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 us reach as many people as possible this week!
The first ever Children’s Mental Health Week was in 2015, to shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research.
They believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.
Last year, Place2Be worked with 700 schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 380,691 children and young people.
Over 30,000 UK teachers and school staff have signed up to the online Mental Health Champions Foundation programme, which enhances professionals’ understanding of children’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive wellbeing in schools and communities.
Last year, 418 people completed a child counselling qualification through Place2Be and 1,039 people attended a ‘Taster Day’, building an ever-growing body of professionals who specialise in working with children and young people.
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’. Learn more HERE.
How is C&B supporting this campaign?
- C&B will be making a direct donation of £200 to Place2Be
- C&B is giving away 250 C&B Juniors Meals this week, across Bournemouth and Poole, to help put a smile on kids faces during the latest enforced lockdown.
- C&B will help spread the word of the campaign to 20,000+ people on social media
- C&B are encouraging Patrons to get involved in any way they can!