Children’s Mental Health week February 3-9 2020
From 3-9 February 2020 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Find your Brave.
Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Finding your Brave can build your confidence, self-esteem and make you feel good about yourself.
Life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself.
We all have times when we need to Find our Brave.
To search for child mental health support in Portsmouth city visit search our information hub or click here for more information on our local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ( CAMHS).
U Matter can also provide support to anyone aged 8 to 18 years old who lives in the Portsmouth area (postcodes PO1 to PO6) e. This is a new service that offers early help with problems you may be facing before they get too big. Click here to visit the U Matter page.
If you are a parent carer or Young Adult who is struggling with your emotional wellbeing, Positive Minds Portsmouth may be able to provide some support. They are here to help you, if you are in despair about anything – such as housing, money, relationships, work, bereavement, leaving the armed forces or living away from home at university – or suffering low mood, anxiety, or a feeling of hopelessness.
You can book in advance if you would like to, but no appointment is necessary – you can just drop in to talk to trained Wellbeing Advisors. These are people who have lived through difficulties themselves, and can relate to how you are feeling. Click here to find out more.