In collaboration with Men’s Health Week 2019, let’s talk about Men’s Mental Health.
Tomorrow marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019. This week was established by Place2be (a charity raising awareness of children’s mental health) in 2015. The work they do is so important as many people don’t realise that as many as 1 in 10 young people have a mental health problem and half of all mental health issues begin before the age of 14 (Mental Health Foundation). Now think of the statistics we hear all over the media in regards to adult mental illness. How many children are growing up living with, or having regular contact with, a member of family experiencing a mental illness? This only begins to justify the importance of discussing mental health with children- but what is the best way to do it?