Emotional Health Week
This year Emotional Health Week will take place between 19th and 23rd February.
Emotional Health Week is an ideal time for us all to think about emotional health, why it’s important and how we can take small steps to develop it, to enable not only us, but those around us to thrive.
We want to create an emotionally healthy society where everyone has the skills and tools to be able to tackle the challenges that life throws at them. To make this a priority we need you!
What is emotional health?
To find out what Emotional Health is watch our new two minute animation.
For further information you can read more here.
How can I get involved?
Make a buzz about Emotional Health!
You can join us online to raise our collective voice about the importance of Emotional Health using the hashtags #emotionalhealthweek & #emotionalhealth & tagging us to raise the profile of emotional health.
Follow us on social media and keep an eye on our website for resources and activities that you can use and get involved in!
Let’s Make a Buzz about Emotional Health!
Watch & share our new animation – What is Emotional Health?
Read & share our paper produced in partnership with Demos - Strong Foundations: Why everyone needs good emotional health - and how to achieve it.
You can mark the week by spending some time either by yourself or with others to focus on your emotional health. What might looking after yourself well today look like? What might you do to nurture the important relationships in your life this week, whether with friends, family, colleagues or your community?
It’s about Building the Capabilities of Adults
We know that a stable, responsive environment is essential in childhood for developing the foundations of resilience and good, lifelong emotional, mental and physical health. That’s why today we’re focusing on raising the importance of building the emotional health skills of adults in the lives of children. Join in by reading and reflecting on these observations with your online networks!
Grab a cup of tea and have a read as our Chief Executive Peter Leonard reflects on the importance of Emotional Health.
Or watch this video of parents reflecting on their experiences of attending our 10 week Nurturing Programme.
Emotional Health & Child Development
Research shows the impact that relationships & emotional health in early childhood has on our future life outcomes. So today, we’re shining the spotlight on the importance of these early relationships and how adults can model good emotional health.
Have a listen as children reflect on what they felt about feelings & being supported by the adults around them.
Watch our new patron Sally Hogg talk to our Chief Executive Peter Leonard about the importance of Emotional Health for babies, including some practical tips for parents & carers.
Fancy some story time with the children in your lives, why not head to our Resources for Parents where some of our team have shared their favourite picture books which can support social & emotional learning, amongst many other useful resources.
Emotional Health & Me
Sit down and listen to our free Podcast Emotionally Speaking & see if you can pick up some tips on what to include in your own Emotional Health Tool Kit. Share some of your strategies for enhancing your emotional health or ideas you liked from the podcasts using the hashtag #emotionallyspeaking.
Want to find out more about how you can support the emotional health of the children in your lives, why not have a read of some top tips based on The Nurturing Programme?
Share what Emotional Health means to you by downloading the template from our website & sharing on social media. You could win a copy of our Nurturing Game!
Take a moment and have a read of Rowen, our Director of Training’s reflections on the importance of Emotional Health in the workplace.
Final day & Reflection
As Emotional Health week draws to a close, we’ll be reflecting on the activities of the week & our future plans at The Centre for Emotional Health.
To mark the end of Emotional Health week 2024, why not share with us what you, your family, your team, your community do to keep emotionally healthy.
We know that ‘Emotional health at age 16 is a stronger predictor of mental health and life chances at age 30 than either demographic or socio-economic factors’
(Source: Goodman, A., Joshi, H., Nasim, B., & Tyler, C. (2015). Social and emotional skills in childhood and their long-term effects on adult life. London: Institute of Education)
About Emotional Health Week
The Centre for Emotional Health is the home of Emotional Health Week.
Emotional Health Week began in 24th February 2022 on the 25th Anniversary of the Centre for Emotional Health. It now happens every year and is an opportunity to come together to focus on raising awareness of the importance of emotional health and how good emotional health can support us through the challenges that life throws at us. The week aims to help people understand and prioritise their emotional health.
It is vital that we increase understanding of emotional health, why it is important, how it can be developed and how it can act as a foundation for good mental health. Emotional Health should be a priority, not just for government, but for us all.