Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Throughout the year, we hear from caregivers, mental health professionals, and community members who want to spread awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and the need for services that support recovery, resilience, and success for youth. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is designed to do just that!
Running from May 7 - 13, 2023, this week is the perfect opportunity for our community to come together and make a difference. This year, we’re taking it a step further with our kickoff event, The Baker SuperK Walk, Roll & Fun Run.
Be a Mental Health Hero! Read below for all the ways you can get involved this year.
Share Your Story!
We’re so excited to announce our new Mighty Kids, Mighty Minds campaign: a mental health movement aimed at promoting understanding, building resiliency, and creating healing for children and families.
Getting started is easy! Simply:
1.) Click below or visit mightykidsmightyminds.org to see the Mighty Kids, Mighty Minds virtual story board
2.) Browse the stories, photos, and videos from real members of our community
3.) Be a mental health hero and share your own story!
Whether you’re a parent, friend, family member, teacher, peer - we’re encouraging you to share your story, picture, video- anything uplifting to empower others and contribute to a more open and accepting dialogue around children’s mental health. Your story can make a difference. By sharing your strength, together we can help raise awareness and understanding for children’s mental health, and build a community that can find courage and support in each other.
Our inaugural SuperK on May 6th was a huge success! With over 400 people in attendance, we nearly hit our total fundraising goal of $100,000. It's not too late to push us past the mark! Every dollar goes directly toward supporting children and families in need.
Attend An Event!
We were thrilled to have held our first policy forum of the year! On May 9 at the Massachusetts State House we explored key findings and recommendations from The Baker Center's new report, Mental Health and Schools: Best Practices to Support Our Students, discussed how to support our students in the "new normal", and explored the important role of schools in addressing children's mental health needs. While this event has already passed, you can still read the full report below!
Use the resources below to help spread the word about Children's Mental Health Awareness Week! Email, social media, and printing are all great ways to share. All of these materials are free to download and repost or print.
Social Media Graphics - Announcement
Let the world know that you're moving with The Baker Center
Social Media Graphics - Fundraising Post #1
Let people know your goal and how to support you
Social Media Graphics - Fundraising Post #2
Let people know how much their support makes a difference
Social Media Graphics - Thank You
Give shout-outs to your donors through your social media channels
Social Media Graphics - Save the Date
Spread the word about when and where the event is taking place