Children’s Mental Health Week – the power of connection through being active

Monday 06 to Sunday 12 February 2023

There is a ‘ticking timebomb’ of children’s mental health. Children suicide rates are rising, more young people than ever require treatment for serious mental health problems and less than half achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended 60 active minutes a day. 

For too long, policy and the systems in place for young people have focused on cure, not prevention. We want to change this. On Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week we are offering free support for schools, families and young people through our evidenced-based Active in Mind programme.

Physical activity, PE and sport are not recognised for the role they can play in supporting healthier and happier children. Active in Mind supports young people to transform their mindset through physical activity, peer and athlete mentoring. It has been proven to help young people to cope better with their mental health and feel more positive.  

Get access to free support and resources in the following ways:

  • If you are from a secondary school in England, you can register an interest to access a free Active in Mind virtual 90-minute training course here
  • Register your interest in a six-week in school training programme with qualified Athlete Mentors here
  • If you are not a secondary school in England, you can still access free content through the programme. Please visit our resource library here
  • We will be addressing how sport, PE and play can tackle the child mental health crisis at our upcoming Conference in March. Join us and learn more about our evidence-led approaches like Active in Mind.