Staincliffe CE Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Children's Mental Health week 6th-12th February 2023


Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 6-12 February 2023 and this year's theme is Let's Connect.

We will be taking part in activities during next week to encourage children (and adults) to consider how we can make meaningful connections that support our mental health. 


People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and our survival. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health.  


Let's Connect is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children's Mental Health Week - and beyond. As part of marking Children’s Mental Health Week, we will be having a non-uniform “Dress to Express” day on Friday 10th February - all donations will be sent to Place2Be. By helping to spread awareness and raise much-needed funds this Children’s Mental Health Week, Place2Be can reach more children and young people and get closer to a future where every child has easy access to mental health support. 


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Top tips for parents and carers

Tips and advice to help families explore the theme of ‘Let’s Connect’ at home.