Children's Mental Health Week: creating meaningful connections

February 2023

It's Children's Mental Health Week, shining a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental well-being. At West Sussex Mind, we offer various support and training options for children, parents and carers and families

The theme of this year's Children's Mental Health Week is 'Let's connect', which is all about the importance and value of making meaningful connections.

When we lack meaningful connections in our lives, we don't meet our need
for social contact and community, which can make us feel lonely and isolated and negatively impact our mental well-being.

This year's Children's Mental Health Week recognises this need for healthy and rewarding connections and encourages children and young people to reach out to family, friends and communities to enhance and maintain their mental health. Whether it's seeing family and friends in person or online, creating more connections with your community by joining a club or volunteering, or random acts of kindness, every connection boosts our sense of well-being.

Here at West Sussex Mind we provide support for children and young people (and their parents and carers) and can help them connect in with their local community. We also provide training for parents and professionals to help them support children and young people.

Here's a list of the services we provide: