Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

This year OUR Generation supports Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place, from February 7 to 13, focusing on the theme of ‘Growing Together’.

During the week, OUR Generation will be sharing tips and help for children and young people to promote positive mental health.

OUR Partners Action Mental Health and Donegal Youth Service will also launch their brand new initiative aimed at helping Northern Ireland’s youngest children grow emotionally, and to better understand their mental health. But we’re keeping that under wraps until Thursday, February 10, when all will be revealed so make sure you visit to find out all about it.

Cooperation ireland and Playboard NI will also be taking some very special workshops. You can find out more and get tickets below.

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Spaces To Be: Supporting Children’s Mental Health

Thu, 10 February 2022

10:00 – 11:30 GMT or 18:30 – 20:00 GMT

This Children’s Mental Health Week, join PlayBoard’s OUR Generation team on 10 February at 10:00am or 6.30pm.

A practical and interactive session that will explore the following topics:

• Adversities & traumas

• How we respond to stress

• Self-care tools

• Benefits of play

• Promoting play at home

• Play based activities that build resilience

This free webinar is open to parents/carers from the URBAN VILLAGE AREA: North Belfast – Ardoyne & Greater Ballysillan; West Belfast – Colin; East Belfast – Eastside; South Belfast – Sandy Row, Donegal Pass & Markets; Derry/Londonderry – Bogside, Fountain & Bishop Street. If you are interested and aren’t from this area check out our webinar on 8 February.

Free Online – Get Tickets 


Co-operation Ireland – Creating Change for CMHW2022

Thu, 10 February 2022

12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Co-operation Ireland will be joined by Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Author Louise Shanagher of Creative Mindfulness Ltd and Michelle Major from the Sunshine Project. Both speakers will share how Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga can help children, young people and their key contacts to develop self compassion, positivity and a growth mindset.

This Information Event is aimed at key contacts (parents/carers, teachers, youth leaders and any adult who surrounds the child or young person) from the five Urban Village Areas in Northern Ireland and will look at the importance of a growth mindset and promoting resilience to our children and young people. We will discuss the importance of embracing individuality, diversity, kindness and empathy to move forward ‘growing together’.

Free online – Get Tickets 



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