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Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its seventh year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.


Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 - Express Yourself

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.


Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with childrena parent or carerpassionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help us reach as many people as possible. 


About Place2Be



Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools, using tried and tested methods backed by research.  


We believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.   


Last year, Place2Be worked with 700 schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 380,691 children and young people.  


Over 30,000 UK teachers and school staff have signed up to our online Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme, which enhances professionals’ understanding of children’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive wellbeing in schools and communities.

Last year, 418 people completed a child counselling qualification through Place2Be and 1,039 people attended a ‘Taster Day’, building an ever-growing body of professionals who specialise in working with children and young people.  




Add your voice to our record breaking chart topper - and support children’s mental health


Streamed live from 
The O2 arena


2 February 2021 at 2pm


Sign up - it's FREE! 


So far we have over 60,000 sign ups!


We are aiming to smash our own Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Simultaneous Sing-Along and top the charts with a charity single and raise vital funds in support of Place2Be.



Sing the Bill Withers classic ‘Lovely Day’ with Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown and Ruti, streamed LIVE from The O2 arena on 2nd February 2021.

FREE to everyone involved, the YV Biggest Sing will be the flagship event of Children’s Mental Health Week, hundreds of thousands of children, their teachers and families will sing together all over the UK in the safety of their schools and/or home.

In a time where music and singing could not be more important for the mental health of our children, this is truly the perfect YV event for our 25th anniversary year.

It's, in fact IT'S THE BIGGEST SING we've ever done!

Please watch our little video about YV Biggest Sing. The YV Biggest Sing will have lasting positive impact through song and mental health support.

It's going to be uplifting! #yvbiggestsing

Stay safe