East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP Dr Lisa Cameron attended a drop-in event in the Houses of Parliament to mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
The event, which runs until Sunday February 13, is organized by Place2Be, a charity providing mental health support in schools across the UK.
He launched the first-ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to highlight the importance of child and youth mental health.
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This year marks the eighth year of Awareness Week and this year’s theme, Growing Together, explores the importance of emotional growth and finding ways to help each other grow.
Mrs. Cameron said Lanarkshire Live “It was great to attend this event to mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.
“As Shadow Mental Health Advocate, I encourage everyone in the constituency to help find new ways to encourage young people to grow and develop.”
The event aims to encourage children and adults to consider how they grew up and how they can help others grow.
Ms Cameron met with Place2Be representatives and headteachers to learn more about the charity’s work supporting wellbeing within the school community.
With one in six children now having a diagnosable mental health issue, the event was a vital opportunity to learn about the important work of Place2Be and discuss what more can be done to meet this growing need.
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