All of this week, the Trust will be celebrating Children's Mental Health Week 2022 (Monday 7 February to Sunday 13 February)
This year's theme is Growing Together and the campaign organisers, Place2Be, is encouraging children and young people (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.
We want to encourage children and young people to explore the different ways they can express themselves, what it means to grow together, and the creative ways that they can share their feelings, thoughts and ideas.
Supporting children and young people to be mentally healthy has never been more important. It’s continues to be a difficult time for many young people and that’s why it’s important to look at creative ways to help children and young people to open up about what they’re feeling.
During Children's Mental Health Week, our teams who work with children, young people and their families have a full programme of events planned, including the launch of an art competition, a virtual café, virtual wellbeing and support group, Healthy Families Team Advice Line, Health4Kids, Health4Teens and NottAlone websites and starting with Monday’s Dress to Express yourself day.
We’re also sharing an inspirational story from Chelsea, a young person experiencing low mood and anxiety, who found volunteering with our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) involvement group, a key breakthrough moment to her recovery which really helped her to express herself and learn how to approach certain situations.
Chelsea hopes her story can help other young people going through a similar experience. Read Chelsea’s story on our Trust blog.
Look out for more throughout the week!