LIBRARY SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Crewkerne Library in Falkland Square is supporting Children’s Mental Health Week, with free activities after school on Tuesday February 4th. The drop in event runs from 3.30 pm until 5 pm, offering mindfulness activities and the opportunity to explore the range of Books on Prescription for young adults and Difficult Subjects for younger children.

Children’s Mental Health Week was first launched by registered charity Place2Be in 2015 and is now in its sixth year. The national charity’s Royal Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Throughout the week, schools, libraries, organisations ad individuals across the country, will be raising awareness and exploring how they can improve children’s physical and mental well-being. The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Find Your Brave.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Life is all about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new and making the right choices. Around three children in every primary school has a mental health problem and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Throughout this national week, children, young people and adults throughout the UK, will be taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and Out and looking after their bodies and minds.”

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