Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

4th February 2021 12:06 pm Comments Off on Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th February 2021. The aim is to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

This year’s theme is “Express Yourself”. Place2Be, the charity behind Children’s Mental Health Week, are encouraging children to explore the different ways that they can express themselves and the creative ways that they can share feelings, thoughts and ideas. This can be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and any other fun activities.

It is said that around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Our specialist family solicitors regularly deal with court proceedings relating to children and we are acutely aware that this can be an incredibly challenging time for children (and parents). So, we are keen to tell as many people about Children’s Mental Health Week as possible.

There has also never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health. The Children’s Mental Health Week website has a number of free resources that can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning. Click here: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools-and-youth-groups/.

Some parents reading this article may be considering making an application to the court in respect of a child. We can talk to you about this and, if appropriate, we will advise you about using family mediation to help you and your former partner reach an agreement about future child arrangements. Many people find family mediation to be quicker, less expensive and, importantly, less stressful than court proceedings. Please do not hesitate to call 01628 631051 or email family@colemans.co.uk if you would like to book a confidential initial discussion with one of our family solicitors.


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