Young people and families across Sussex and Hampshire are being reminded of the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Sussex and Hampshire are marking the awareness week (3-9 February) by encouraging all children and young people to think about how they are feeling, what they would do if they thought they were struggling, and who they would talk to.
Children's Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week led by Place2Be children’s mental health charity and this year will run from Monday 3 – Sunday 9 February 2020. This year's theme is 'find your brave' which encourages children and young people to think about the things that they can do to show bravery, such as sharing worries or asking someone for help.
Sussex CAMHS and Hampshire CAMHS each have a dedicated website for children and young people - www.sussexcamhs.nhs.uk and www.hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk. It is full of information and top tips about how to manage and where to get help and support for some of the most common mental health difficulties and concerns that young people might experience as they grow up, including depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bereavement, eating difficulties, and low self-esteem.