6 January 2023

Children’s Mental Health Week 2023

Take part in Children’s Mental Health Week, and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK.

Established by Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect.

There are free resources for primary-age and secondary-age children and young people to help you participate in the week. Activities in these resources are designed to encourage children (and adults) to consider how we can make meaningful connections that support our mental health.

What’s happening in Liverpool?

NOW Festival, 7th-9th February

Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Mental Health Promotion Team will be hosting the 8th Now Festival – a celebration of mental health & resilience through performing arts.

This year the team has partnered with the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership, and young people from across the Liverpool City Region will be sharing their voices on how this ‘Now’ issue impacts mental health.

The theme is mental health and violence prevention. From racism, sexual harassment, online abuse, homophobic abuse, hate crime, and many more topics that will be explored, we want to hear what children and young people have to say about this subject.

Find out more and buy tickets here 


Liverpool Learning Partnership

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, the Liverpool WSA Partnership encourages people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways.

Sessions include:

  • Education Mental Health Teams (Seedlings and MHST) on Tuesday, 7th February
  • Liverpool FC Foundation on Wednesday, 8th February
  • YogaBugs on Thursday, 9th February
  • There will also be a special yoga session for school staff on Wednesday 8th, February so gather your teams in the hall for a relaxing session with YogaBugs.
  • Our MHST parent/carer coffee event will take place on Monday, 6th February – details to follow.


Click here to access LLP’s Children’s Mental Health Week Programme.


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24-hour Dance-a-thon 

Over the 10th and 11th Feb, YPAS invites you to join their DANCE-A-THON fundraising event at the South hub for children, young people, and families.

Join them for refreshments, a DJ and lots of fun! All funds raised will go towards the rebuilding of the Central Hub.

For more information, email communications@ypas.org.uk

Mental Health Support Team Coffee Events

Grab a hot drink and join two of Alder Hey’s Parenting Practitioners for a discussion on primary school Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme, which is connection. The conversations will be around connecting with others and supporting your children to navigate relationships.

Please note: these events are virtual, and hosted via Zoom. You will receive the link to your email on the morning of the event.

Register here for the primary school session

Date and time: Mon, 6 February 2023, 10:00 – 11:30

Register here for the secondary school session

Date and time: Mon, 6 February 2023, 13:00 – 14:30



On 6th February, the ADHD Foundation will run a  webinar for parents/carers and grandparents of primary-aged children to help them help their children develop a love of reading for pleasure at home.

The webinars are free and will last no more than an hour.

Find out more here.