Celebrate Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week

Around five children in every classroom have a mental health problem and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. This Children's Mental Health Week, we're providing you with lots of tips to help your child look after their mental wellbeing and speak about their worries.

Watch a video

In this video author of Ruby's Worry, Tom Percival, talks about his books and shares his top tips for looking after your mental health.



Tips for parents

Your child might find it easier to express their worries by writing it down, or see it reflected in a book they're reading.

Read our top tips for more advice
Find more help from our partners and experts in children's mental health, Place2Be

Activities for children

Make a calm down glitter jar

This arts and crafts activity is fun, simple and can help calm your child during emotional times.

Write a worry journal

By putting pen to paper, your child can work out what’s bothering them and think about ways to make them feel better.

Try some mindfulness colouring-in

Print and colour in these activities for your child, courtesy of Flying Eye Books and Usborne, to help soothe your child.

Choose a book from our book list

Find a book to help your child feel happier and more confident.

Win a book all about your body and mind

Enter our competition to get your hands on a book all about mental or physical health.


Support for teachers

If you're a teacher, take a look at our classroom resources page, including activities supplied by our partners Twinkland Place2Be.