The Purple Elephant Project

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Message from our founder and CEO, Jenny Haylock 

This week (5-11 February) marks Children’s Mental Health Week with this year’s theme being; “My Voice matters”.The theme centres around empowering children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves, recognising that children have a right to an opinion, a right to be listened to and taken seriously.

As the founder of The Purple Elephant Project, this is something that is close to my heart, and is central to all that we do – our vision is that children feel heard and supported towards happier lives.

Providing child therapy services such as Art and Play therapy, we work tirelessly to ensure children receive the mental health support they need. This week will see our therapists working with over 130 local children, but there are hundreds, if not thousands, more children across our local area who need support.

Children’s Mental Health Week provides much needed national focus on the issues that our young people are facing today.

In addition to raising awareness of the importance of empowering children to express themselves, the week also gives a wonderful fundraising focus.

We’re delighted that children at Buckingham School and Chase Bridge Primary School will be raising funds for The Purple Elephant Project this week. We will also be holding a cake and book sale from our Centre at 3pm on Wednesday. The money raised will enable us to reach more children this year.

We hope to share some photos later in the week, and are so grateful to everyone who is getting involved.

because children should be heard…

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