Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Active Fusion are delighted to be supporting Children’s Mental Health Week in 2021.

Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity, launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

Now in its seventh year, we are proactively helping Place2Be encourage more people than ever to get involved and think about children’s mental health.

Express Yourself 

From 1st-7th February 2021, schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week, with the theme for this year being: Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

Active Fusion continues to play a vital role across South Yorkshire in making sure children are given the opportunity to remain active and healthy – something which is crucial during these times of uncertainty.

Throughout Active Fusion’s holiday camps, which ran throughout the summer, October half-term and Christmas period, 83% of parents surveyed said that the mental health of their children improved while on camp.

More recently, the charity launched its weekly PE Timetables, a FREE resource for teachers and parents to use to make sure children are receiving high-quality Physical Education during lockdown.

Jack Ireland, Digital Marketing Officer at Active Fusion, said: Children’s mental health is more important than ever.

“The repercussions of Lockdown have really impacted a child’s ability to gain social interaction and opportunities to be a child again.

We support Place2Be and believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.“

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways that we can express ourselves.

Around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement.

“We support Place2Be and believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.”

Last year, Place2Be worked with 700 schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 380,691 children and young people.

Download our latest PE Timetable here.