Children's Mental Health Week Feb 2021 - YMCA DownsLink Group

Children’s Mental Health Week Feb 2021

Children's Mental Health Week

This week (1-7 February), is Children’s Mental Health Week – a week shining a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

At a time when young people may be feeling isolated, confused, missing their friends and worried about school or university due to the pandemic, looking after their mental health has never been more important than it is now.

Focused on all things mental health, e-wellbeing is our NHS approved digital wellbeing service for young people. We provide tips, advice and support for young people during lockdown and beyond, so they can access the right tools for their emotional health and mental wellbeing.

This year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself, so e-wellbeing has teamed up with Kenya, a 14-year-old mental health activist and social entrepreneur from Kenya’s Diaries to encourage young people to creatively express themselves and look after their mental wellbeing. Keep an eye on e-wellbeing’s Instagram page for updates this week from our youth ambassadors with practical and creative ways for young people to express themselves whilst looking after their mental health and wellbeing.

For further information and to download e-wellbeing’s practical resources during Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond, click here to be taken to the mental health resources section on the School Resources page.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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