national children's mental health awareness week
But when we are younger, a lot of pressure is placed on us to excel at everything. To keep all doors open, we need to be good at maths and English, geography and history, science and art. That and we have to be able to run a half marathon and learn to play the violin.
Teachers have a wealth of experience of working with and supporting children. Their ability to provide a trusted, thoughtful listening ear should never be underestimated. There are multiple pressures on teachers' time, but their skills are invaluable in supporting children - especially children with mental health problems.
I decided to use the Children's Mental Health Week to find out what support is available to young people in my local area. I hooked up with Kerry Gibson-Yates, Coordinator of Herefordshire's Strong Young Minds project - and found a good news story to start the week.