page title icon CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 took place from 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme was Express Yourself.

Throughout the week, our panel of experts were joined by children and young people from across the area, offering a wealth of tips and advice. You can listen again to some of the features on this page.

Strength In Stories

On 3rd February, Lymm resident Dan Gordon joined Smithy on the morning show to talk about his own mental health journey and the challenges he has faced with depression. You can listen again right here:

LISTEN AGAIN: Smithy talking with Dan Gordon from Strength in Stories – Part 1

Dan also talked about the success of his “Strength in Stories” Instagram page which allows others to share their own experiences. Find out more at Dan’s Instagram page.

LISTEN AGAIN: Smithy talking with Dan Gordon from Strength in Stories – Part 2

Debbie Chadwick – Mental Health First Aider

Smithy also caught up with Debbie Chadwick on the morning show. Debbie is a Mental Health First Aider and discussed the issues facing parents and carers, with children and young people being restricted during lockdown.

LISTEN AGAIN: Mental Health First Aider Debbie Chadwick on the morning show

If I’m feeling down, I like to play and dance to my favourite songs. It really cheers me up! – Jake Higham

Mrs Jennings – Deputy Head of Lymm High

Mrs Jennings, Deputy Head of Lymm High and Head of Sixth Form also provided some insight and helpful advice to students who may be experiencing issues at the moment.

LISTEN AGAIN: Mrs Jennings, Deputy Head Lymm High School

Mental Health Links

Young Minds

NHS – One You Website

Kooth

Childline

Happy OK Sad Warrington

Dan Gordon Strength In Stories