Children's mental health week occured in February this year with the theme Growing Together. This theme inspired children to think about their growth as a person and how they could help their peers grow. All children have mental health and some will experience mental health problems. 1 in 5 teenagers aged 13-18 currently has or will develop a mental illness in the future. Hence, it is extremely important that we raise awareness and teach children the best way to take care of their minds and how to support others who may be struggling.

Our school celebrated mental health week by allowing us to wear our own clothes and express ourselves in any way, without the fear of being judged. Posters were also put up around our school to raise awareness and money was donated to a charity in mental health. At the end of the day, we all came together and celebrated our diversity as a school by acknowledging our differences. I feel like children's mental health week brought my class closer together, because we thought about other peoples emotions alot more and became more compassionate towards each other, we also learnt alot of interesting facts about mental health and how important it actually is.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my article.

Photo by THIS IS ZUN from Pexels