This week was Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 – an annual week run by charity Place2Be, celebrating and promoting the importance of children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Ahead of the week, Her Royal Highness joined a video call with a group of parents whose children attend Roe Green Primary School, and are currently being homeschooled, to highlight the crucial need for parents and carers to look after their own mental wellbeing, and the impact that this has on the children in their care.
Then, to mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, The Duchess of Cambridge sent a message of support encouraging children and parents to find ways to share their thoughts and feelings, which is particularly important during this challenging time.
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Throughout the week, Place2Be worked alongside countless schools and organisations up and down the country to encourage conversations about mental health. Dedicated to improving children’s wellbeing, Place2Be is a charity providing mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. The Duchess is a patron of the charity, and The Royal Foundation has worked in close partnership with them on a number of projects, including our Heads Together campaign, and the Mentally Healthy Schools initiative.
“You play such a vital role in looking after our children. It’s so important that you’re looked after too and have the appropriate networks and support systems to make sure you can really do the best job you possibly can.”
– THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IN CONVERSATION WITH TEACHERS FROM RIBBONS ACADEMY