From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
On Friday 5th February, Warrender children, staff, parents and carers can express themselves by wearing their favourite colour or a colour to express how you’re feeling and donating £2 to Place2Be.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
The assembly will be available to all schools and families at 9am on Monday 1 February – and will feature pupils and well-known faces discussing the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, as well as ways that children and young people can get involved at home. It will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson.
During the assembly, BAFTA Kids will also be launching their annual Young Presenter Competition. The competition aims to find exciting new on-screen talent aged between 7 -14 years, and this year entrants will be asked to respond to the theme ‘Express yourself…’. Previous winners of the competition have gone on to host at BAFTA red-carpets and events throughout the year, as well as securing presenting slots of Sky News FYI. Tune in to the assembly find out how to enter. More information is available on the BAFTA website.