From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.
For Children's Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support in these difficult times. Working together and following the principles of social distancing as much as possible, will reduce the spread of the virus and help us all return more quickly to a state of normality.
Further guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing can be found here:
Here are a few telephone numbers which you may find useful:
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) 01709 336080
CGL (Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service) 01709 917660
Mental Health Helpline 0800 132 737
Sane.org.uk 0300 304 7000
CAMHS - out of hours Crisis Team 01709 302670
SPA - Single Point of Access Team 01709 822330 - this can be used out of hours
Salvation Army - 01709 558435
Samaritans - Call 116 123 (free of charge)
Refuge - freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 - 24 hour helpline
Hope Church - 01709 - 820896
VAR (Voluntary Action Rotherham - food for people in crisis) 01709 829821