We are supporting Children's Mental Health Week 2023
January 25, 2023
From 6-12 February 2023, schools, families and communities across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect.
Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing.
When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
Why not connect through physical activity and sport. Research shows that participating in regular physical activity can have a positive impact on our mental health. From playing outdoors with friends to walking to school and joining a team sport there are lots of ways we can connect this Children's Mental Health Week. Take a look at the Children and Young People section of our website and find activities near you using the handy Activity Finder.