Theme ‘Being Ourselves’
Dear Parents and Carers
This week (5 -11 February 2018) it’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Run by school-based children’s mental health charity Place2Be, this year’s theme ‘Being Ourselves’ invites everyone to come
together and celebrate their uniqueness.
What’s it all about?
It can sometimes feel difficult to think of positive things about ourselves and to know what it is
exactly that makes us who we are.
Understanding that we are all unique, with our own strengths, qualities and interests is very important for our wellbeing. Through having a positive view of ourselves, we can feel better equipped to cope with life’s challenges and make better connections with others.
As parents and carers, you play a very important role in helping your children to understand that they are unique.
Here are a few simple ways you can encourage your children to understand the importance of
Point out your children’s positive qualities determination, courage, and kindness – help them to notice what makes them unique.
Have a chat about the strengths, qualities and interests within your family over dinner, in the car or when you are playing together… it can be fun to notice how we are all different from each other!
Celebrate your efforts with your children whether you go for a run, get promoted at work or cook a great meal. Sharing your achievements, no matter how big or small, will help your children to recognise their own.
Visit www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk to find out more information or how you can get involved and support Place2Be