Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 February) is highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’ inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others.

Helping your child build self-esteem and recognise both their own unique strengths and qualities and those of the people around them will help them build self-awareness and make better connections with others. #BeingOurselves.

Parents and schools are being asked to help spread the word and get involved. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, is inviting all schools in the Council area to host their own Mood Walk during Children’s Mental Health Week. AWARE is a local charity delivering programmes to young people about the importance of looking after their mental health and encouraging them to seek help if they feel they are struggling. The Mood Walk can be 3k or 5k, the length and each pupil will be asked to donate £2 and for the whole school to raise as much money as possible.

To register and receive your information pack contact Karen Henderson, Mayoral & Member Services Officer, on Tel: 028 7137 6257 or email

Wendy McCague


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