TODAY (Monday 5 February) marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message for all children in support.
Children’s Mental Health Week – celebrate what makes you unique!
Children’s mental health charity Place2Be and The Duchess of Cambridge have launched a week-long campaign encouraging children and young people to celebrate what makes them unique.
To mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February), The Duchess of Cambridge, who is the Royal Patron of Place2Be, has recorded a special video message to help launch the week’s events.
This year’s theme is ‘Being Ourselves’
The theme of this year’s campaign, which was created by Place2Be, is ‘Being Ourselves’ – encouraging children and young people to feel comfortable with who they are and celebrate what makes them unique.
Low self-esteem affects more than 8 in 10 of the pupils who receive Place2Be’s one-to-one support, but when children are supported to have a positive view of themselves it can have a real impact on their confidence and can help them cope with life’s challenges.
The video message was filmed at last month’s visit to Reach Academy Feltham, where Her Royal Highness spoke to two Year 11 pupils Lauren and Sophia, Mum of two Mandy, and Principal Ed Vainker.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message
In the message, Her Royal Highness highlights the importance of encouraging children to feel comfortable with who they are.
The Duchess also refers to the role that all adults play in helping children become the best versions of themselves.
WATCH The Duchess of Cambridge’s video message to children above.
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