The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Place2Be, has the following message of support to encourage children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, particularly during such a challenging time.

The theme of this year’s CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK is Express Yourself! Being able to express yourself allows you to share your feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity and helps you to find a way to show who you are and help you feel good about yourself. Take a look at these videos to see some familiar faces showing us how they express themselves.

Place2be has teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a free assembly featuring pupils and well known-faces discussing the theme of ‘Express Yourself’.

Hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell, and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson, the assembly is a great way to help children to explore the creative ways they can share their thoughts and feelings.

Watch their Children’s Mental Health Week assembly with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

TAKE A LOOK How parents and carers can support children’s mental health and wellbeing.

With schools closed as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), some parents and carers may be looking for activities to try at home with their children. CLICK HERE FOR SOME IDEAS. 

Find out more about Children’s Mental Health Week

It’s ok not to feel ok but please talk to somebody if you feel that way. We are always here to help in any way that we can and there are a whole range of organisations that can offer professional help as well. Here are some links for organisations that can help.




NHS Go – Mental Health and Wellness

On my mind


The Mix

LGBT Foundation

Refugee Council

Kids of Colour


Carers Trust – About young carers