Children's Mental Health Week
Children's Mental Health Week aims to highlight the importance of mental health for children and young people. Each year Unlocking Potential focuses on topics that may impact a child’s mental wellbeing.
We are encouraging children (and adults) to think about identity and what it means for ourselves and others.
We use CMHW to further educate staff and children, celebrate good mental health, and enable children to discover new tools to support their wellbeing. The theme Unlocking Potential has chosen for this year is ‘My Identity Matters’.
Understanding your identity; being proud and curious of who you are, and what makes you different, all contribute positively to your mental health. Your identity is what makes you, you! Our identity is made up of lots of different things, a bit like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Some of these parts can be seen by other people, but there are also parts of identity that people don’t see.
– Believe in ourselves
-To make choices that reflect our values
-Understand and respect others, even when they are different from us
-Build good relationships
-Know what you need
“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”