Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans attended a drop-in event in the Houses of Parliament to mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2022.

The event was organized by Place2Be, a charity providing mental health support in schools across the UK.

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

2022 marks the eighth year of the awareness week and this year’s theme, Growing Together, explores the importance of emotional growth and finding ways to help each other grow.

Mr Dorans joined over 40 Members of Parliament who met with Place2Be representatives and headteachers in the Jubilee Room at the Palace of Westminster to find out more the charity’s work promoting wellbeing in schools.

Mr Dorans said afterwards: “ I was delighted to receive a briefing on the work of Place2B.

“They are a Children’s Mental Health Charity who work with pupils, families and staff in Schools in a whole school approach to children’s mental wellbeing.

“They have my full support and I have agreed to visit these schools to find out more about their invaluable work.”