Children’s Mental Health Week takes place between 1 and 7 February 2021. The theme of the week is “Express Yourself”.

The aim is to encourage us all to explore ways we can express ourselves and share feelings, thoughts and ideas. The free downloadable campaign resources include materials for both primary and secondary schools and can be adapted for use in school, or at home. The campaign is led by the children’s charity, Place2Be

Young Minds

Young Minds runs a Parents’ Helpline, which offers free, confidential advice and support to parents and carers concerned about the mental health of a child or young person (up to the age of 25). This support can be accessed by phone, webchat and email. The Young Minds site also provides mental health and wellbeing information to young people themselves.

PAPYRUS debrief Service

As well as providing support to young people who feel suicidal and to people concerned about a young person, PAPYRUS offers a debrief service. People, of any age, can ring HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 41 41, to debrief, after a recent encounter with suicide.
Examples of who the service is for are below:
• A concerned other, after a patient, client, or loved one has attempted suicide.
• A concerned other, after they have asked someone “are you thinking about suicide?” and the answer is “yes”.
• A first responder, after they have attended the scene of a suicide, or an attempted suicide.
• Anyone who has had a recent encounter with suicide, or who has recently witnessed a suicide.