Parent Mental Health Day 2022
Jan 27, 2022
On the 27th of January 2022 stem4 launched Parent Mental Health Day.
What is #PMHD?
stem4’s Parent Mental Health Day (PMHD) encourages understanding and awareness of the importance of parents’ mental health and its impact on the whole family system. With this year’s theme being ‘balance’, the day aimed to get parents and carers to take a moment to reflect on the balance they have in their lives and to take positive steps to make change.
The #PMHD story
The past two years have been like no other, with huge impact on young people’s mental health. With ever-changing restrictions, uncertainties, multiple roles, health, educational, economic and social impact, it is easy for parents and carers to overlook their own mental health as they juggle daily tasks.
Parent Mental Health Day aimed to shine a light on the unsung heroes who have parented under changed circumstances throughout the pandemic, but now need some focus on themselves. By getting parents, carers and employers engaged in discussions, PMHD aimed to challenge the stigmas surrounding parents’ mental health and start a discussion about how they are coping.
stem4, a charity that supports young people to build positive mental health, is proud to be the UK founder of Parent Mental Health Day in 2022.
Access the balance pack here.