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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week

Place2Be are hosting Children's Mental Health Week from 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is  'Express Yourself' through creativity.  Place2Be has created free activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different creative ways that they can share thoughts, feelings and ideas . This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film and doing activities that make you feel good! From the 1st February, use the link below to access activities and an online assembly that you can use at home. Enjoy and get creative!

Draw Your Feelings - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

For more activity ideas visit

The Squiggle Game - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Tips for parents and carers to promote self expression

Children's Mental Health Week Toolkit

The Art Room at home


The charity Place2Be believe that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. Their Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. During the lockdown period, the team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers.

The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together. Each project offers space to explore an engaging theme through stories, art and conversation. The activities provided can be adapted to a range of settings with children of different abilities and ages.

The aim of these projects is to encourage children to create something they want to make. We hope their creativity can be celebrated and social and emotional wellbeing strengthened through this process.

Responding to the coronavirus: resources for mental health and wellbeing