Children’s Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week

7 to 13 February is Children’s Mental Health Week and this year’s theme is ‘Growing Together’.

‘Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health.’

You can find all the resources Place 2 Be have put together for parents and carers here:

Children’s Mental Health Week on the Parent Portal

We are supporting Children’s Mental Health week by sharing our stories of reflection and personal growth. If you would like to share your story on the Parent Portal, get in touch at

Young person’s perspective –
Children’s Mental Health Week

By Grace Marsh
Helping to preserve your child’s mental health is difficult enough if they don’t have a disability, so — as the parent or carer of a visually impaired child — what should and can you do to help them? Well, as a twenty-one year old who’s been totally blind for seven years, and registered blind from birth, I’m here to help!

Read Grace’s post >

A letter to my younger self –
By Charlotte Mellor

My name is Charlotte and 36 year old single mother to two brilliant children aged 10&11.  My daughter Scarlett was diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia at 4 months old, resulting in her being blind.  Fast forward 10 years and 8 months everything is completely different now.  I am completely different now.  Its been a process and not one that is complete…

Read Charlotte’s letter >

Point your child in the right direction on the VICTA Student Portal

We are supporting Children’s Mental Health Week over on the VICTA Student Portal. They will find blog posts, organisations who can help and ways to take part including a challenge to write their own reflective letter to themselves.

Visit the wellbeing section on the Student Portal to find out more:

For 10 to 13s >
For 14 to 17s >
For 18 plus >

VICTA Student Portal

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