Children’s Mental Health Week

children playing with ball between two rows of trees on bright green grass. For children's mental health week

To mark Children’s Mental Health Week we’re revisiting a collection of stories we’ve published by and about young people.

Lacuna is part of a writing programme that supports people at different ages and stages to write about the human rights issues that interest or affect them.

Each year we provide a series of workshops for sixth-form students, giving guidance in various writing styles and offering one-to-one advice to support the students to produce a story on a topic of their choice. We support secondary school pupils and undergraduate students in a similar way.

Last year a significant proportion of young people chose to write about mental health, from the stress caused by school exams to cuts to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and the impact of social media. Find a selection below.