Today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week (1st – 7th February 2021) with this year’s theme being ‘Express Yourself’. There are many ways to express yourself: the words you use, the way you dress or the music you like, for example. However, all too often we feel as if we should look, think, speak or act a particular way.
Self-expression can help you to showcase your true self – your real story, your deepest thoughts and your toughest emotions. Doing this can make us feel vulnerable (which is completely normal) so when opening up you might want to take things one step at a time.
According to the charity Place2Be, around three children in every primary school class will have a mental health problem. Children’s Mental Health Week highlights the importance of talking about our feelings and creating an environment where we all feel safe to express ourselves. For more information click here.