Children's Mental Health Week

1st February 2023

The 6—12th of February marks Children's Mental Health week, to help raise awareness for the 1 in 6 children aged 5 to 16 who were identified as having a mental health problem in July 2021 we want you to join us in going Inside Out! 

On Friday February 10th we want you to go Inside Out, by wearing an item of clothing Inside Out we can help spark conversations around mental health, support Children's Mental Health Week and bring much needed attention to some of the worrying figures seen below.

We would love to see as many schools, children, teachers and parents involved as possible! If you would like to be involved we can also send you some #AskMeWhy stickers, simply hit the button below and get in touch.
In school, children will be taking part in activities to support their mental health, and raising awareness of the importance of talking about things.

On February 10th be sure to snap a photo and post it to your social media account, tag us and use the hashtag #CMHWAskMeWhy
  • One in six children aged five to 16 were identified as having a probable mental health problem in July 2021, a huge increase from one in nine in 2017. That’s five children in every classroom.
  • 83% of young people with mental health needs agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse.
  • In 2018-19, 24% of 17-year-olds reported having self-harmed in the previous year, and seven per cent reported having self-harmed with suicidal intent at some point in their lives. 16% reported high levels of psychological distress.
  • Suicide was the leading cause of death for males and females aged between five to 34 in 2019.
  • Nearly half of 17-19 year-olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women.

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